AspectJ 101: Creating a Project with Eclipse AJDT

Thursday Sep 16th 2010 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

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