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Pippo can be used together with the Guice, using Guice as a dependency injection container.
When Pippo creates new instances of your various Controller subclasses it delegates the instance creation to a ControllerFactory. The module pippo-guice contains GuiceControllerFactory that it’s a ControllerFactory implementation that delegates to the Guice container to instantiate a given Controller class. This allows for the instance to be configured via dependency injection.

An example of such a Controller subclass could look as follows:

public class ContactsController extends Controller {

    private ContactService contactService;

    public void index() {
        List<Contact> contacts = contactService.getContacts()
        getResponse().bind("contacts", contacts).render("contacts");


Pippo automatically creates the ContactsController instance and pippo-guice injects the ContactService service bean, so basically you don’t have to worry about any of that stuff.

To activate pippo-guice integration in your Application you must register GuiceControllerFactory and extend from ControllerApplication instead:

public class MyApplication extends ControllerApplication {

    protected void onInit() {
        // create guice injector
        Injector injector = Guice.createInjector(new GuiceModule());

        // registering GuiceControllerFactory
        setControllerFactory(new GuiceControllerFactory(injector));

        // add controller
        GET("/", ContactsController.class, "index");        


where GuiceModule might look like:

public class GuiceModule extends AbstractModule {

    protected void configure() {


Also don’t forget to add pippo-guice as dependency in your project:


You can see a demo here