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Dependency Injection and Service Containers

Track: Symfony | Skill level: Intermediate


Dependency Injection is a known design principle in software engineering and it has been embraced closely while developing Drupal 8. The dependency injection component of Symfony makes it fairly easily to manage dependencies in your php code and concept of service containers further enhances the experience making managing dependencies so trivial.

Key takeaways from the session

In this session we will talk about

  • Introduction to dependency injection and service containers

  • Introduction to dependency injection component of Symfony

  • How dependency injection and services are managed in Drupal 8

  • A walkthrough of a real life problem in Drupal 7 where we had created a standalone query builder service using Doctrine and Dependency Injection component of Symfony and similar components which we are currently building in our Drupal 7 project.

  • We will briefly touchbase upon composer and PRS autoloading as well while demonstrating the use case of building independent components

At the end of this session the participants would have sufficient knowledge of Dependency Injection and Service Containers and enough guidelines to build standalone components in their work and they would also understand the benefits of following such a pattern in their projects.

About Me

Ashish Thakur(a_thakur) is an active community member and contributor from India.

Previous Speaking include

  • Drupal Camp Brighton:
  • Drupal Con Mumbai:
  • Drupal Camp London 2015:
  • Drupal Camp Delhi 2015:
  • Drupal Camp Delhi 2012:
  • BADCAMP 2015:

Keynote Speakers

Matt Glaman

Matt Glaman

(Saturday keynote)

Matt Glaman is a developer at Commerce Guys. He is an open source developer who has been working with Drupal since 2013. He is author of the Drupal 8 Development Cookbook, maintainer of, and lover of Irish Whiskey.

Twitter: @nmdmatt

Jeffrey A 'JAM' McGuire

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire

(Sunday keynote)

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire—Evangelist, Developer Relations at Acquia—is a memorable and charismatic communicator with a strong following at the intersection of open source software, business, and culture. He is a frequent keynote speaker at events around the world. He writes and talks about technology, community, and more on weekly podcasts and as a blogger on This all helps satisfy his inner diva, which he also feeds with performances as a storyteller and musician.

Twitter: @horncologne

Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper

(Sunday closing keynote)

Danese Cooper currently serves as chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She also works in an open source role at PayPal. Previously she was Director of the Open Source Hardware Association and CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation. She had brief stint at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a consulting open source strategist. She has been involved with open source since 1999.

Twitter: @divadanese

CxO Day Speakers

Sarah Wood OBE

Unruly Co-Founder (CEO)

Sarah Wood

David Axmark

Co-founder of MySQL

David Axmark

Ben Finn OBE

Co-Founder of Sibelius and CEO at Stealth Poker

Ben Finn

Barney Brown

Head of Digital at Cambridge University

Barney Brown

Professor Andre Spicer

Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Cass Business School City, University London

Andre Spicer

Paul Reeves

Reevo UN Limited

Paul Reeves



CxO Day

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