Slaying Sacred Cows: Deconstructing Dependency Injection

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This talk revisits dependency injection, and attempts to answer a question honestly while pointing out and acknowledging the biases at play: "is dependency injection a good thing?"

Dependency injection has fast established itself as a major design pattern in modern software. No longer the province of server-side and enterprise software, it is now a fundamental component of frameworks from Spring to Angular.js.

With such widespread success, the time is ripe to take a fresh look at dependency injection if we are to understand it better. After all, DI is instrumental in building large systems that are loosely coupled, and it cleanly separates your tests from implementation... or does it?