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AspectJ 101: Creating a Project with Eclipse AJDT

by Rob Gravelle

Learn how to create an AspectJ project using Eclipse AspectJ Development Tools (AJDT) and the Prototype JavaScript framework.

In the early 2000s, aspect-oriented programming (AOP) emerged as a solution to better isolate secondary or supporting functions from the main program's business logic. The Java-based de facto standard for AOP, AspectJ, followed soon after. Now, the AspectJ Development Tools (AJDT) project provides Eclipse platform-based tool support for aspect-oriented software development with AspectJ.

In his WebReference.com article, Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to create new AOP applications or add aspects to existing ones by stepping through the creation a new AspectJ project with Eclipse AJDT. He explains that:

Aspects can contain advice (code joined to specified points in the program) and inter-type declarations (structural members added to other classes). Storing cross-cutting concerns as aspects allows both the source code and the places to execute it to be maintained in one place.

Read the full story at WebReference:
Learn AspectJ Using Eclipse AJDT

This article was originally published on Thursday Sep 16th 2010
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