Nick is known for building a popular IOC container. He's also put a lot of thought into the role of IOC containers in projects, and I consider him a major thought leader in the space.
As an example, many IOC containers have supported the ability to resolve an array of dependencies, or to inject a
Func<T>. Nick put a lot more thought into this, defining what he calls the "relationship zoo". The resulting implementation in Autofac meant that we got a lot of extra features, like
Meta<T>, which is very useful. Lesser containers are still catching up.
These kinds of insights into what a container should be are very educational. I knew how to use an IOC container before meeting Nick, but I learnt a lot about why and when by working with him.
If you'd be interested in attending Nick's course, and would like to suggest content, leave a comment on his blog. Even if you're not so interested in IOC, I'd recommend attending his course just to absorb the ideas that come from spending time in a room with the guy. Highly recommended.
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Hello, I'm Paul Stovell
I'm a Brisbane-based software developer, and founder of Octopus Deploy, a DevOps automation software company. This is my personal blog where I write about my journey with Octopus and software development.
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