Chapter 3. Background information

3.1. Inversion of Control

In early 2004, Martin Fowler asked the readers of his site: when talking about Inversion of Control: "the question, is what aspect of control are they inverting?". After talking about the term Inversion of Control Martin suggests renaming the pattern, or at least giving it a more self-explanatory name, and starts to use the term Dependency Injection. His article continues to explain some of the ideas behind this important software engineering principle.

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