Spring co-founder Rod Johnson provides the definitive article on the motivations behind and uses of the new features in Spring 2.0. This first article covers the Spring core container, XML configuration extensions, AOP enhancements and Java 5-specific features.
Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) can be used to solve a number of today's application requirements but can also be intimidating for developers when getting started. A new article by Matt Chapman, AJDT Project Lead, shows how AOP development with the popular AspectJ library can be made easier using the Eclipse AspectJ Development Tools (AJDT) plugin.
Groovy's Metaobject-Protocol provides a single point of contact for modifying the core behaviour of the Objects we create. John McClean shows how to use Groovy's MOP to perform AOP interception without proxyies or bytecode manipulation, and shows how the same is possible in Ruby and other dynamic languages.
This article reviews Spring AOP support in 2.0, and walks you through an adoption roadmap for AOP in enterprise applications. 13
How a large project with 6000 classes and 500 tables used AOP to implement specialized cross-cutting error handling logic transparently. 7