Questions tagged [dependency-injection]

Dependency Injection, is a design pattern where dependencies (instances of objects, properties) of a component are set through the constructor(s), methods or fields (properties). It is a special form of the more general dependency inversion.

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Dependency injection of UI components via React context

In React, it's common for libraries, and app-internal utilities, to used context-based dependency injection. Some examples: function MyComponent() { const client = useApolloClient(); // Apollo ...
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How to handle the Dependencies between Secondary Actor Adapters in the Hexagonal Architecture

I am applying the principles of Hexagonal Architecture (Ports and Adapters) and one aspect is slightly bothering me. In my opinion, the ports and adapters of the secondary actors should completely be ...
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Should a BDD feature be implemented by a one (and only one) clean architecture interactor?

TL; DR Given BDD documentation with features composed by several scenarios, should we: Create a single interactor per feature Create minor interactors per scenario, and composing the feature ...
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Is injecting user input dependency class to menu class appropriate?

I am currently designing classes for the User Interface (UI) of my application. When defining the interface of a class MenuTabSelector I faced a design decision of whether I should inject the user ...
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How to configure and setup an IOC Container for a library?

When using Dependency Injection across internal classes (implementation details) in a library which is to be consumed by multiple applications, is there a good way to configure the IOC container? ...
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How should a streamwriter be passed to an object considering OO and DI

I have an class named FileCreator which is used to write many strings to a stream. Basically, to achieve its job, the FileCreator needs two objects: a StreamWriter and the actual strings that will be ...
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Registering dependency implemented in separate assembly with shared interfaces

Situation: I have a project with a Business Layer (WizBang.BL) that contains nearly all of my application logic. It communicates with a Data Layer (WizBang.Data) that contains by entity classes and ...
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Abstracting common functionality for REST and CLI

I have made an application that deals with collections of images. Currently it has a REST api to add/remove images, create/clear/delete collections and a worker that can automatically fetch images ...
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Dependency Injection and Factory resolution

In the below example, assume FooA and FooB each have constructors that have a large amount of dependencies being injected into them. If I have a class that needs to determine which IFoo ...
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Abstract Factory with Pure DI

I have an application where I'm using pure DI to construct my object graph. I would like to use a factory so I can create and destroy instances of a certain class at run time. The trouble is that ...
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Interface/Contracts in separate assembly?

Say I have BusinessService & domain logic as part of MyProj.MiddleTier csproj which connects to MyProj.DAL DataRepository via interface IDataRepository. I am using IOC unity container to build my ...
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3 layer architecture In DI based software

I'm building software with 3 layer architecture and asp.net core , as you know the Dependency Injection is Built Into Asp.net core As i know the 3 layer architecture diagram is like this: ...
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Documenting Dependency Injection Parameters

Should documentation be added for constructor parameters that are passed via dependency injection? In my current project I have decided to omit documentation to describe each of these parameters and ...
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IoC/DI + "normal" constructor arguments mvvm

I am using unity in C# to achieve dependency injection and inversion of control. What if I have a class, let's say a viewmodel, that depends on several services like a repository, a validator and a ...
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Chain of responsibility or simple dependency injection for Querying API

I am working on refactoring a project code that is wired up in a tangled way. It was started with decent dependency injection and over time with all custom requirements it looks it got tangled up. ...
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Proper way of handling large Dependency Injected constructors [duplicate]

I have many dataservices/classes injected into a constructor. public MyClassConstructor (IAclass A, IBclass B, .... , IZclass Z){ ... } The number I have to pass down goes well beyond 100. To ...
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Is it bad practice to have a helper package in go for testing purposes. Or is this introducing dependence's

I find myself repeating the same code when writing unit tests, for example... When writing functions that work with files, In the setup for the test i often write some code to create a file (in a ...
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What considerations should I mind when designing methods or functions that take in a lot of parameters?

What considerations should I mind when designing methods or functions that take in a lot of parameters? A lot meaning over 4 but less than 10. Example, I am debating whether to pass in an array like ...
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Use just one parameter for all dependencies instead of many?

I understand that having 3 or more parameters as dependency is a sign that the class may be doing too many things, however there are cases that the class really needs more than 3. My question is, is ...
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Managing and organizing the massively increased number of classes after switching to SOLID?

Over the last few years, we have been slowly making the switch over to progressively better written code, a few baby steps at a time. We are finally starting to make the switch over to something that ...
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FP Free Monad vs OOP Dependency Injection

I've written my first moderately large project in functional style (in F#) and can see the advantages. The main challenge was to achieve the "Onion" architecture i.e. large and "smart" pure core / ...
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When should we use dependency injection (C#) [closed]

I would like to be sure I understand the concept of dependency injection (DI). Well, I actually understand the concept, DI is not complicated: you create an interface then you pass the implementation ...
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Dependency injection / testability - would this logic be appropriate?

In a testability perspective, would this logic be appropriate? public class Foo { public List<SomeClass> Elements {get; set;} public Foo(IServiceInterface service) { this....
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Dependency Injection vs Singleton Pattern

I just read documentation and tutorial about dependency injection (DI) and the singleton pattern (SP). Everybody seems to says DP is bad and DI is the way to do it. Tutorials about dependency ...
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Classes with lots of injected dependencies [closed]

I'm often finding that my classes end up with many (10-15) dependencies being injected. I realise there is no hard and fast rule, but someone once told me that more than 4 or 5 can be a code smell. ...
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Avoid too much dependencies for a Use Case in a Clean Architecture app

Context I'm currently developing an application following the Clean Architecture principles (at least I'm trying really hard to follow these). All my Dependency Injections are done manually, without ...
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Dependency injection: Is there a better way than new A(new B(new C ()))? [closed]

I'm just learning about dependency injection. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury and time to learn a DI framework right now so I am attempting to do DI through some simple means. Say I have an ...
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How to define Composition Roots for libraries (Javascript/inversify)

I'm building a console app (A), which depends on library B. Library B further depends on library C. I am building all 3 entities. Most of the development completed so far has been done using a ...
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Can Dependency Injection be overkill?

At what point does dependency injection make sense? When I first learned about Guice I was really excited. I have a Concurrency module, which is basically just a singleton controlling concurrency. I ...
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Can I use a library that uses guice to bind contact and implementations in applications without issues?

I have a play application and want to take a common operation out from the application and make it as a library in order to use in other play applications. This proposing library has a contract(...
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Can we completely replace inheritance using strategy pattern and dependency injection?

For example: var duckBehaviors = new Duckbehavior(); duckBehaviors.quackBehavior = new Quack(); duckBehaviors.flyBehavior = new FlyWithWings(); Duck mallardDuck = new Duck(DuckTypes.MallardDuck, ...
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I need help solving a common architectural problem with multiple concrete classes implementing an interface

I have a common issue I encounter which I've solved with a Factory class in the past but it always felt a little "off". Let's say I have multiple Exporter classes which implement IExporter, which has ...
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Dependency Injection in C++ use pointer or object?

While I am learning C++ based on how develop in modern PHP frameworks I decided to use the Dependency Injection pattern with services as Singletons. For making myself clear let suppose we have the ...
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How should domain services be referenced?

I'm working on a test project, with the intention of using DDD. So far I have this basic project structure: My question is: How should the Core.Domain.Services be referenced? do I create an ...
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Avoiding instantiating the whole application at startup when using a composition root

In a typical non-DI application, when you enter a section of code the necessary objects are constructed and when you leave it they are deconstructed. However, when doing dependency injection with a ...
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Tight coupling between parent and children: always to be avoided?

Say we consider two inherently coupled elements, using a real-life like example: Body PhysicalIllness Note: the following code is pseudo-Java for the sole purpose of syntax-coloring, pure syntax ...
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Passing runtime-read configuration when working with an IoC container

I've recently "discovered" the IoC realm, and decided to refactor a project I'm working on to use such a container. To be specific - I'm using autofac in C#, in a .NET Core console application. The ...
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At what point is having a static class with utility methods better than having an injectable service?

I have a pretty general question about the design of Angular web applications. I'm a big fan of writing services. Sometimes I write services that have only utility methods that don't require state at ...
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Clean Architecture - Should you inject all entity dependencies?

According to "Clean Architecture", should you inject all entity dependencies (should you inject core business logic)? For example, if I have a vector entity, should that entity be injected into all ...
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When to use Factory design pattern instead of Dependency Injection?

I'm quite inexperienced in design patterns and while I was studying them I got confused about the application of the Factory pattern. Wouldn't DI decouple the classes more than factory would do it? Or ...
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Inherit a class that inherits a generic class to make it easier to read

I'm creating a simple Dependency Injection library for Unity (no constructors available) and I want to use a generic class that implements a generic call for each class that would inherit it allowing ...
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Which types of objects that are instantiated inside controller's methods should be injected into the controller instead?

Consider code below MyController //MyAction //MyHandler { public function processRequest() { // ... $myObject = new MyObjectClass(); $myObject->methodCall(); ...
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How to use dependency injection and avoid temporal coupling?

Suppose I have the Service that receives dependencies via constructor but also needs to be initialized with custom data (context) before it can be used: public interface IService { void ...
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What is wrong with writing web applications in a way that merges repository layer with view and with controller in the same file?

is there anything wrong with writing code in a way that merges view, repository, controller in the same file? i.e. global $db; // or $db = DBSingleton::get_db_instance(); // or global $container; $...
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What's the difference between using dependency injection with a container and using a service locator?

I understand that directly instantiating dependencies inside a class is considered bad practise. This makes sense as doing so tightly couples everything which in turn makes testing very hard. Almost ...
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Make a class depends on its own ports instead of injecting dependency interfaces

I just have an idea about dependency management in Spring IOC environment that seems to be better than the typical approach, but I am not sure because I can't find any references or example out there ...
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Would de-coupling using interfaces/templates make the system easier to maintain at the cost of over-engineering?

I have been practicing this hybrid approach for dependency injection in the last couple of days and I am wondering if it should also apply to components which are within the same package? For example:...
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Dependency inversion vs repository pattern (app layer dependency on ORM)

Let's say we have an application layer with some command handler and we use an Entity Framework database context/ORM context in that handler. I would invert dependencies from the Entity Framework/...
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Changing static method that now requires a runtime dependency

I had a simple static method which would take a value and a unit type (pounds, gallons, dollars) and would just format a string. A simplified example: public static string Format(decimal value, ...
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How to avoid ad hoc constructor for unit testing

According to the answer in this post Should my classes have separate constructors just for unit testing? ad hoc constructor is not good and should be avoided. Unfortunately, I have the same problem ...

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