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Aspect Oriented Programming & Java

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Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) has become a hot topic of discussion for enterprise development, with recent news of support by IBM, JBoss, BEA, Eclipse, and IntelliJ.
  • What's real?
  • What is AOP?
  • What problems can it solve today?
  • How can you make an informed decision about using AOP?
  • What is the best adoption strategy?
  • What are the long term possibilities for AOP?

This session answers these questions, and gives an introduction to AOP for enterprise Java development. AspectJ is a seamless AOP extension to Java. It allows consistent and flexible implementation of crosscutting concerns such as security , exception handling, testing, logging, caching, and business rules. This is a major improvement on scattered and tangled traditional implementations.

This tutorial introduces AOP and shows how to use AspectJ effectively in an enterprise context, including examples of tools support. Attendees should have experience with OO design and Java development. AspectJ is an open source project available from the Eclipse consortium.


More Stories By Ron Bodkin

Ron Bodkin is the founder of New Aspects of Software, which consults trains on enterprise Java applications with an emphasis on Aspect-Oriented Programming. Ron is also a member of AspectMentor, a consortium of AOP experts.
Ron previously worked for the AspectJ group at Xerox PARC, where he led the first AOP implementation projects and training for customers. Prior to that, Ron was founder and CTO at C-bridge, a consultancy that delivered enterprise applications using Java and XML frameworks.

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