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Reddit.com: An interesting negative take on Dependency Injection

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 24 July 2012.
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In this recent post to Reddit.com there's some commentary about an older article sharing a negative spin on dependency injection and how it could cause more trouble that it's worth.

The attitude of these pattern junkies doesn't work with me. *I* will decide whether or not I will use a particular design pattern, and *I* will decide how I implement it. This usually means that I don't use design patterns at all, and those that I do use are implemented in my own unique way. Because of this I am widely regarded as a maverick, a heretic and an outcast by those who consider themselves to be "proper" OO programmers.

Comments in the Reddit post talk about DI not being a "silver bullet", how it "empowers polymorphism" and how design patterns should not be done for the same of using design patterns