AOP@Work, AOP and metadata: A perfect match, Part 1
Concepts and constructs of metadata-fortified AOP
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: March 08, 2005
In this first half of a two-part article, author Ramnivas Laddad provides a conceptual overview of the new Java™ metadata facility and shows where AOP could most benefit from the addition of metadata annotations. He then walks you through a five-part design refactoring, starting with a metadata-free AOP implementation and concluding with one that combines the Participant design pattern with annotator-supplier aspects.
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