Dependency Injection

The general term for describing a particular family of techniques (ex. ConstructorInjection and SetterInjection) to implement the InversionOfControl pattern. Decouple modules/components/objects from each other by having a third-party (ex. a framework like SpringFramework, PicoContainer, etc.) inject into a component (typ. under construction) appropriate instances of objects that it depends on - GeoffSobering

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A very good text on DependencyInjection Inversion of Control Containers and the Dependency Injection pattern can be found at MartinFowlers bliki:

See ConstructorInjection, SetterInjection, InversionOfControl

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