Remember your first time wrestling with Dependency Injection (DI) or Inversion Of Control (IoC)?

by May 6, 2024

Remember your first time wrestling with Dependency Injection (DI) or Inversion Of Control (IoC)?

I do. And it was like trying to decode a foreign language.

When Castle Windsor and other similar projects were starting to take the limelight, I won’t deny it – I was utterly lost.

The buzz was loud, but the ‘why’ was a faint whisper, barely audible.

My static helper classes were my safety blanket, protecting me from the uncertainty of the unfamiliar.

I was unknowingly burying the initialization of my dependencies deep into the labyrinth of my code.

Writing tests? A nightmare when you don’t have control over your dependencies.

Today, DI and IoC are as familiar to me as the back of my hand.

Yet, I won’t ever forget the steep learning curve. That first taste of confusion. The struggle of wrapping my head around a complex idea.

Why? Because it makes me appreciate the journey of others.

So, remember – everyone is dealing with their own version of DI and IoC. Let’s be patient, supportive, and remember where we started.

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