What is Dependency Injection in PHP With Example

Introduction

If you are also curious and think too much about Dependency Injection in PHP, we can learn about PHP Dependency Injection in our layman language.

In Dependency Injection, both are common words with known meanings. Dependency means something is dependent on another thing and if we complete that dependency with the help of a useful parameter that is called injection.

What is Dependency Injection in PHP With Example

Dependency Injection in PHP With Example

Now, In PHP Dependency Injection is a software approach where we avoided using hard-coded data in our program. In this approach, one object supplies the dependencies to another object.

Also in Dependency Injection, it can change the dependencies value at runtime and as well as compile-time of the execution.

Check the below example to better understand the Dependency Injection,

Example:

Output: 3

Code Explanation

  1. First we create a class named Programmer where we create a private variable and on of the parameterized constructor function to take the values when object is created.
  2. Now we create a function where count the total values which we pass on the time of object creation.
  3. At last we create an array with some values.
  4. Than we create an object of the class and set the array variable as an argument.
  5. Now we call the function which get the count of an array elements.

Above example is also called Constructor Injection.

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Some Major Benifits of Dependency Injection

  • Dependency injection is used when we want to inject dependencies at runtime and compile time.
  • Adding dependencies is as easy as setter method which does not interfere existing code.
  • By using Dependency Injection we can reduce hard code values on our program.

Conclusion

In this article we discuss Dependency Injection with an example. Also I provide complete explanation of the given example step by step.

Here you can check the layman meaning of Dependency Injection and the definition according to PHP programming concepts.

To know more about PHP OOP you can check official guide PHP: Classes and Objects – Manual.

Also Read: How to Execute PHP File From Command Line

Happy Coding..!

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