AOP@Work, Component design with Contract4J

Improve your software with Design by Contract and AspectJ

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Dean Wampler PhD

Date archived: May 15, 2019 | First published: April 11, 2006

Design by Contract is a proven technique for clarifying component design details, documenting proper usage for clients, and testing usage compliance programmatically. In this final article in the AOP@Work series, Dean Wampler introduces Contract4J, a Design by Contract tool that specifies contracts using Java™ 5 annotations and evaluates them at run time using AspectJ aspects. Along with being a strong addition to your AOP toolkit, Contract4J offers insight into emerging trends in aspect-oriented design.

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ArticleTitle=AOP@Work: Component design with Contract4J