Chapter 1: Setting the Stage

You've probably heard about dependency injection (DI), and if so, you're in for a real treat: Guice (pronounced "juice") is, in my opinion, by far the most innovative framework in the problem space. Created by Google employees "Crazy" Bob Lee (http://crazybob.org) and Kevin Bourrillion (http://smallwig.blogspot.com), this lightweight, open source DI framework is designed to bring true ease of development to the world of DI. Taking advantage of Java 5 features like no other application has before, Guice is the XML-free cure to hard-to-maintain code.

Before I start talking about using frameworks, DI, and whatnot, I think it's best to step back and take a look why initiatives like Guice exist in the first place. Obviously, ...

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