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jjenkov (13) [Avatar] Offline
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I like chapter 1. It's a good introduction to the topic of dependency injection. I have two minor comments:

1) The chapter assumes the reader is familiar with unit testing. This is not necessarily a problem.

2) I cannot remember if it is chapter 1 that has a reference to Martin Fowlers text on dependency injection "Inversion of Control Containers and the Dependency Injection Pattern". While I agree that it is probably this text that coins the principle "depedency injection" - the text is also pretty much obsolete. Fowler compares DI to the ServiceLocator pattern looking only at instantiation of objects, but completely ignores all other aspects of a modern DI container. I have commented on this in my DI tutorial, and you could too in your comparison to the Service Locator pattern. A DI container gives you so much more than the Service Locator pattern does.

Here are the links to my and Fowlers texts:

http://tutorials.jenkov.com/dependency-injection/index.html

http://www.martinfowler.com/articles/injection.html