Alexandre Vasseur, BEA Systems
Jonas Bonér, BEA Systems
AspectWerkz is a pure Java, lightweight and high-performant AOP framework for
Java. AspectWerkz has been innovating in several fields since its inception,
with annotation and XML defined aspects, annotation driven AOP, atomic hot-
deployment/undeployment of aspects, application server integration etc. It has
been successfully implementing recent AOSD research ideas like runtime and load
time weaving, and "just in time" compilation of join points. AspectWerkz is
available under an open source license and is backed by BEA Systems.
This exhibition gives the attendees an opportunity to see AspectWerkz in action
and discuss with AspectWerkz leads about the internals of their choice. The
features presented aims at giving the practitioner a deep view on AspectWerkz
programming model based on Java annotations, weaving capabilities (post
compilation, load time and runtime) and application server integration.
Simple samples will provide an entry point to understand AspectWerkz plain Java
aspects programming model, while more complex samples based on a broad scope of
Java/J2EE technologies will illustrate how to unleash AOP in real world Java and
A specific emphasis will be put on annotation-driven AOP that latest Java 5
enables in a standardized way, in which Java annotations can raise the
abstraction level of the pointcut language and in which AOP allows adding
behavior to the static metadata provided by the annotations.
Danilo Beuche, pure-systems
On the AOSD exhibition pure systems presents the new version of its
AspectC++ Add-In for Microsoft® Visual Studio®, now bundled with
AspectC++ 1.0. The pure-systems AspectC++ Add-In is the first integrated
solution for aspect-oriented software development with C++, the
most widely used programming language in the world. As an Add-In it was
specially designed for Microsoft® Visual Studio®, the world most popular
integrated development environment.
pure-systems provides services and creates tools for aspect-oriented
programming and software product line development. The company puts a
special focus on the introduction of those technologies into the
development of embedded software.
Adrian Colyer, IBM UK
Come and meet the developers of the AspectJ language and compiler, and the AJDT
(AspectJ Development Tools) for Eclipse. We'll be on hand to discuss the latest
features in AspectJ 5 and in AJDT, and to demonstrate the tools. Learn about
AspectJ's support for generics and annotations, see AJDTs deeper integration
into the Java tools suite, and catch some of the latest demos.
AspectJ is a seamless aspect-oriented extension to the Java programming language
that is Java platform compatible and designed to be easy to learn and use.
AspectJ is also an open source project hosted at eclipse.org:
http://www.eclipse.org/aspectj. AJDT provides integration of the AspectJ
compiler and language into the Eclipse IDE. It provides syntax highlighting,
code assist, integrated building, structure views, crosscutting views and more.
AJDT is also an open-source project on eclipse.org. You can find out more at
Gregor Kiczales, founder
AspectMentor is a group of experts in aspect-oriented programming (AOP) and
aspect-oriented software development. We help organizations adopt and use
aspect-oriented technologies with services including training, mentoring,
project planning and strategy development.
We'll be available in the exhibition to talk about adopting AOSD, our services,
and to demonstrate our work. We will be showing training materials from our
courses, code from projects we've worked on, and signing books that we've
Exhibition 5: Spring
Rod Johnson, CEO Interface21, Founder Spring Framework
Rob Harrop, Lead Architect Cake Solutions, Spring Framework committer
John W. Stamey, Jr., Coastal Carolina University
Bryan T. Saunders, Coastal Carolina University
Don Yessick, Coastal Carolina University
Matthew Cameron, SOI, Inc.
A platform that has not yet enjoyed a successful implementation of aspect-
oriented programming (AOP) is PHP. With recent improvements in PHP's Object-
Oriented functionality, implemented in PHP 5.0, this popular middleware is an
ideal platform in which to implement AOP. Previous approaches for implementing
aspects in PHP using C extensions have yet to be successful. A design
implementing aspects using pre-processing has yielded a successful solution for
implementing aspects in PHP.
We present our approach for implementing aspect-oriented PHP, along with some
discussion about features to be available in the upcoming release of AOPHP V2.0.
Released under the GNU General Public License in December 2004, AOPHP may be
found on the World-Wide Web at http://www.aophp.net/.
Shaun Smith, Principal Product Manager, Oracle TopLink
Merrick Schincariol, Senior Engineer, Oracle AS Containers for J2EE, Oracle Corp
Jim Clark, OracleAS Solution Architect, Oracle Corp
Oracle TopLink is the leading Java object-to-relational persistence framework
which provides a highly flexible and productive mechanism for storing Java
objects and Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) in relational database tables. TopLink
offers developers excellent performance and choice, working with any database,
any application server, any development toolset and process, and any J2EE
In the past, TopLink has achieved a high level of transparency in its
persistence by relying exclusively on reflection. However, AOP offers new ways
to achieve the same or better level of transparency while opening up
opportunities for even better performance. We will show how persistence mapping
meta-data can be combined with AOP to simplify the development and improve the
performance of applications using object-relational mapping. We will
demonstrate how meta-data can be used to identify join points that can be
enhanced with persistence advice to implement lazy loading and change tracking,
how persistence semantics (e.g., read-only/read-write) can be enforced in
persistent objects, and how factoring out persistence as an aspect results in a
simpler programming model for developers.
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