The name "Ding" comes from the action of using/doing dependency injection (DI), the result is something like "di'ing".
Also, Ding is based on (and tries to be designed as) the Spring framework from SpringSource, which offers a lot of great features not available to the php world. You now know where those great ideas came from ;) Ding also supports some of the JSR-250 and JSR-330 annotations, like @Configuration, @Bean, @Required, @Resource, etc.
Ding is intended to be used not only for web applications, but for desktop and embedded applications too. As a matter of fact, it has more features for desktop, server, and embedded applications than for web applications.
Where to find
You can find Ding:
- Home: http://marcelog.github.com/Ding
- Github: https://github.com/marcelog/Ding
- Ohloh: https://www.ohloh.net/p/Ding
- Freshmeat: http://freshmeat.net/projects/ding-2
- Binpress: http://www.binpress.com/app/ding/70
Ding is the winner of the 2011 Binpress programming contest :) Read more here.