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Drip 0.1.0 released
Summary Drip is an Inversion of Control (IoC) container written in PHP4.
Category libraries
License GNU General Public License
Owner(s) luniki

What is Drip?

Drip is an Inversion of Control (IoC) container written in PHP4 and inspired by Copland. In a nutshell, it allows you to simplify the instantiation and initialization of your classes.

Inversion of Control, also known as IoC, is a relatively new concept that has been made popular by the Spring Application Framework and can be used to reduce coupling inherent in computer programs. As Martin Fowler points out, the term 'Inversion of Control' is a poorly-chosen one. Still, it is the one that most people know the concept by, so it will be used throughout the documentation.

As of now there are no other IoC containers for PHP4 beside Drip.

What can Drip do for you?

Ultimately, it can reduce the amount of code that you have to write, simplifying some common programming tasks for you. This has the two-fold benefit of both decreasing application development time, and of decreasing the effort needed to maintain your application.

Specifically, Drip features:

  • Reference Another Service
  • Service Configuration
  • ???

What are the high-level assumptions or ground rules for the project?

  • Drip was written especially for PHP4.
  • Package descriptor files are YAML-formatted.
  • ...

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