[ABANDONED] A tree that stores services in its node for a given key, and allows traversing them.
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Service Tree

It's a tree that holds a Map<String, Object> in each of its nodes. Therefore, it allows you to store your services in it, each node identified by a particular key.

The service-tree is therefore a hierarchical service locator, independent from the Android platform.

This is a key difference to square/Mortar, which utilizes context.getSystemService() to create the hierarchy and inheritance.

You can also traverse the tree, either from top to bottom, or in reverse order from bottom to up.

Each Node is constructed with serviceTree.createNode(), and services can be bound to it using node.bindService(String, Object).

The first level is created with createRootNode(), the following levels are created by createChildNode().

Root nodes inherit root services, and child nodes inherit services from their parent node.

Creating a hierarchy

Singleton / Application

You can instantiate the ServiceTree as a singleton in a custom application class, and register root services with serviceTree.registerRootService(String, Object). These services are accessible by all root nodes, and children.


Activities are direct children of the root, so you can use serviceTree.createRootNode(String nodeTag);.


Fragments are tricky, but they are children of the Activity. Their node can be created with serviceTree.createChildNode(Node parentNode, String childNodeTag);

Accessing services

The services you bind to a node can be accessed with node.getService(String serviceName).

While you're binding to a new node, you can also access the inherited services with node.getService(String serviceName).

Using Service Tree

In order to use Service Tree, you need to add jitpack to your project root gradle:

buildscript {
    repositories {
        // ...
        maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
    // ...
allprojects {
    repositories {
        // ...
        maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }
    // ...

and add the compile dependency to your module level gradle.

compile 'com.github.Zhuinden:service-tree:1.6.1'


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