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Should We Rely on Language Constraints or Responsibility?

by Abel Avram on  Jul 17, 2009 9

Bruce Eckel, Michael Feathers, Niclas Nilsson, Keith Braithwaite, and others on the question: should languages be fully flexible, allowing the developers to tweak them as they like, and trusting they will be responsible in their work, or should there be clear constraints set in the language from its design phase to avoid mistakes that create bad code, hard to maintain or to read?

Google Guice 2.0: Enhanced Capabilities, Less Boilerplate

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jun 03, 2009

Guice, a lightweight Java dependency injection framework created by Google, recently released version 2.0. InfoQ spoke with Google Developer Team member Jesse Wilson to learn more about this release and what capabilities it adds to Guice.

Article: Fetching strategy implementation in a J2EE application using AOP

by Dio Synodinos on  Mar 31, 2009 12

In this article Manjunath R. Naganna introduces a strategy for overriding the default fetching pattern in the Repository/DAO class with a different fetching pattern based on the specific use case as defined with Aspect Oriented Programming. Aspect helps in deciding which fetching strategy needs to be used in a particular business use case.

PostSharp AOP Framework Updated

by Al Tenhundfeld on  Mar 16, 2009

PostSharp, the popular .NET AOP framework, has a new release available: 1.5 CTP 3. This release builds on the previous features and adds significant performance improvements.

Ramnivas Laddad on Making AOP Choices With AspectJ and Spring AOP

by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 05, 2009 2

Spring AOP/AspectJ combination offers many choices, whether they are AOP system, syntax or weaving related options, and a clear understanding of all those choices is important to apply them pragmatically when using Aspects in enterprise applications. Ramnivas Laddad said just one kind of AOP won't fit all applications and choosing the right combination will help developers be successful with AOP.

Article: Workflow Orchestration Using Spring AOP and AspectJ

by Oleg Zhurakousky on  Dec 30, 2008 13

This article provides a practical example of light-weight workflow orchestration using Spring AOP and AspectJ.

Aspects: An Easy Tool for Annotation Handling?

by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 08, 2008 3

While many think of Aspects for cross-cutting concerns such as transaction management, persistence and role based security, another key value for them has been as an enabler for Annotations for ordinary projects. Using Aspects as a way to implement annotation handlers is a different way to think of them than as the traditional architect's "cross cutting concerns" view.

John Heintz on Adding Behavior to Java Annotations

by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 11, 2008 1

Custom annotations are a great way to add common reusable behavior to Java applications. John Heintz from New Aspects discussed at the recent No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Java Symposium, the design techniques for adding behavior to Java Annotations.

Aspect Oriented Programming for Silverlight

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 04, 2008

The AOP framework PostSharp now supports Silverlight, Mono, and .NET Compact Framework.

Presentation: Managing Variability in Product-Lines

by Niclas Nilsson on  Jul 18, 2008

Managing commonality and variability is the core of product line engineering. In this presentation, Markus Völter illustrates how model-driven and aspect oriented software development help addressing the challenge of managing variability in product line engineering.

Orbitz Open Sources Monitoring Tools ERMA and Graphite

by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 26, 2008 2

Orbitz Worldwide, a leading global online travel company, has open sourced two monitoring tools Extremely Reusable Monitoring API (ERMA) and Graphite, a persistence and visualization component. ERMA is a home grown Java API and library that has been used in several web applications at Orbitz to capture monitoring statistics in the applications at run-time.

Article: Domain Driven Design and Development In Practice

by Niclas Nilsson on  Jun 16, 2008 52

Domain-Driven Design is a subject where there currently are very few examples of how to actually do it in practice. In this article, Srini Penchikala gives you guidelines, practices, frameworks and tools that technical leads and architects can use in the effort of implementing a system in a Domain-Driven way.

Presentation: The Design and Architecture of InfoQ

by Niclas Nilsson on  Jun 15, 2008 11

InfoQ.com is a next generation web portal combining the latest advancements in portal technology and web development. In this presentation, Alexandru Popescu and Floyd Marinescu walks through the good, the bad, and the ugly of building InfoQ.com; from initial (lack of) requirements, designs, implementation choices, and deployment issues, and all the lessons learned along the way.

Presentation: Introduction to Spring.NET

by James Vastbinder on  Mar 07, 2008 6

Dr. Mark Pollack, founder of Spring.NET, provides an introduction focused on implementing and designing loosely coupled application architectures.

Mark Pollack on Spring and Spring.NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 05, 2008 2

Mark Pollack, founder of Spring.NET, talks about shares ideas between the Java and .NET communities and the history of Spring.NET. Topics include how to use dependency injection and AOP for more than just logging and where Spring.NET overlaps with WCF.

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