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Ninject...

...hallelujah!


What is Ninject?! (taken from here)

"In 5 seconds

Ninject is the ninja of dependency injectors.


In 30 Seconds

Ninject is a lightning-fast, ultra-lightweight dependency injector for .NET applications. It helps you split your application into a collection of loosely-coupled, highly-cohesive pieces, and then glue them back together in a flexible manner. By using Ninject to support your software’s architecture, your code will become easier to write, reuse, test, and modify. "

One of my main bug bears with Spring.NET is the feature bloat (I really don't need 70% of the features) and the xml configuration hell (and the same can be said of many IoC/DI frameworks).

I'm using Castle/Windsor at the moment and even with this lighter weight framework the configuration bogs you down. I have my own solution using "Assemblers" to construct preset object tree implementations of interfaces - the "assemblers" themselves are created using IoC so I can swap out stuff still just not at a fine grained level. However brainer people than I have been attacking this problem and I've run across Ninject and Binsor, plus I've also given myself an idea for a tool - a UI to configure any IoC framework (using schema plugins)...

Anyway back to Ninject....sounds great, can't wait to try it out!

Comments

Nate Kohari said…
Thanks for your interest in Ninject! You're right in that it was specifically designed to avoid this kind of framework bloat that you get with some of the other DI solutions. Be sure to grab 1.0, which just came out yesterday. If you have questions as you begin to use it, feel free to post in the user's group!

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