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At last, at last, some action is going on in this direction!
I wanted very basic DI functionality for RESTClient. Just wanted a mock implementation to execute when doing a mvn test, and real implementation when executed otherwise. So the functionality was simple. My immediate requirement did not require constructor injection or setter injection. And all the beans instantiated had to be singletons. No other fancy requirement. So for this limited functionality, I was able to design a small framework in two classes: DIFramework.java and DIException.java. For mapping the implementation to the interface, it is managed using a simple property file with content:
org.wiztools.restclient.IGlobalOptions = org.wiztools.restclient.GlobalOptions
The mock implementation in the test execution would be:
org.wiztools.restclient.IGlobalOptions = org.wiztools.restclient.MockGlobalOptions
org.wiztools.restclient.IGlobalOptions is the interface, and org.wiztools.restclient.GlobalOptions and org.wiztools.restclient.MockGlobalOptions are the implementation. To get instance of implementation bean:
IGlobalOptions obj = DIFramework.getInstance(IGlobalOptions.class);
This would return two different beans in different execution environments based on the property control.
Recently I have been looking at couple of DI containers in Java. These are: Google Guice and Spring Framework. I did not like Guice in the first look itself. It involved annotating my beans with Guice specific annotations. I felt this was defeating the purpose of POJO. XML configuration using Spring was more natural for me.