AOP@Work, AOP tools comparison, Part 1

Language mechanisms

From the developerWorks archives

Mik Kersten

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: February 08, 2005

AOP is a technology whose time has come, but how do you choose the right tool for your projects? In this first article in the new AOP@Work series, aspect-oriented programming expert Mik Kersten compares the four leading AOP tools (AspectJ, AspectWerkz, JBoss AOP, and Spring AOP) to help you decide which one is for you. In Part 1 of this two-part discussion, the author focuses on the tools' language mechanisms and the trade-offs imposed by the different approaches. Note that this article addresses the implications of the recently announced merger of the AspectJ and AspectWerkz projects.

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