T1: Aspect-Oriented Programming with AspectJ
||Monday, March 22, 2004, morning (half day)
||Erik Hilsdale, Palo Alto Research Center
Mik Kersten, University of British Columbia
Attendees should have experience doing object-oriented design and
implementation, and should be able to read and write Java code. No prior
experience with aspect-oriented programming or AspectJ is required.
AspectJ is a seamless aspect-oriented extension to Java™. It can be used
to cleanly modularize the crosscutting structure of concerns such as exception
handling, multi-object protocols, synchronization, performance optimizations,
and resource sharing.
When implemented in a non-aspect-oriented fashion, the code for these concerns
typically becomes spread out across entire programs. AspectJ controls such
code-tangling and makes the underlying concerns more apparent, making programs
easier to develop and maintain.
This tutorial will introduce aspect-oriented programming and show how to use
AspectJ to implement crosscutting concerns in a concise, modular way. We will
also demonstrate and use AspectJ's integration with the Eclipse IDE, in
addition to the core AspectJ tools.
AspectJ is freely available at
Erik Hilsdale is a member of the research staff at the Palo Alto Research
Center. As a member of the AspectJ project team, he focused on language
design, pedagogy, and compiler implemetation. He has written several
conference and workshop publications in programming languages. He is an
experienced and energetic instructor in programming languages with a long
background with AspectJ.
Mik Kersten is a graduate student and IBM CAS fellow at the University of
British Columbia, where he is working on making IDEs more aspect-oriented. He
is a member of the AspectJ and AJDT Eclipse plug-in teams and is responsible
for the AspectJ tools framework. Before going back to school, he was a
research scientist at Xerox PARC.
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