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Readers vs Constructors - Dependency Injection showdown
Like it or not, but how in-code dependencies are managed is one of the key decisions that we have to make when working on a project.
We've seen various approaches to Dependency Injection come and go. In Scala's early days, the Cake Pattern was quite fashionable; but there was just too much boilerplate. Instead, maybe we could just use plain constructors for wiring dependencies (MacWire)? Use a hybrid service locator (SubCut, Scaldi)? Or go fully functional, and use the Reader Monad; but is it really a replacement of Dependency Injection frameworks/libraries? Finally, maybe we should stick with proven Java-land solutions, like Guice (used e.g. by the Play Framework)?