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a lightweight dependency injection framework for Ruby
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NOTE: I am in the process of extracting dependency injection features from Currently, the only feature of this library is memoization. I am not dumb or inexperienced. I'm just not done yet.

Morphine is a lightweight dependency injection framework for Ruby. It uses a simple Ruby DSL to ease the pain of wiring your dependencies together.


Create a container for your dependencies and include the Morphine module.

class Application
  include Morphine

  register :track_service do, config.tracking_queue)

  register :track_processor do, config.tracking_queue)


  register :kestrel_client do
    c = config['kestrel'].dup'servers'), c.symbolize_keys)

  register :blocking_kestrel_client do

Create an instance of your container, and use that to load your dependencies

$app =

get '/track.gif' do

But I don't need dependency injection in Ruby!

Many argue that you don't need dependency injection in dynamic languages like Ruby. What they are really saying is you don't need a complicated dependency injection framework, and they're right.

That's why Morphine is an extremely simple library.


If you find what looks like a bug:

  1. Check the GitHub issue tracker to see if anyone else has reported issue.
  2. If you don't see anything, create an issue with information on how to reproduce it.

If you want to contribute an enhancement or a fix:

  1. Fork the project on GitHub.
  2. Make your changes with tests.
  3. Commit the changes without making changes to the Rakefile, Gemfile, gemspec, or any other files that aren't related to your enhancement or fix
  4. Send a pull request.
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