Crosscutting concerns in J2EE applications

  • Mesbah A
  • Van Deursen A
  • 8

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 13

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

We explore the evolution benefits of adopting aspects in a J2EE setting by studying crosscutting concerns in a typical J2EE application. To identify these concerns, we take a top-down as well as a bottom-up approach. In the top-down view we focus on typical concerns that are known to be crosscutting (e.g., persistence), the way they are currently implemented and the possible gains and benefits if solved by aspects. In the bottom-up approach we take a look at the application's source code, and apply aspect mining techniques in order to find crosscutting concerns. We discuss how such concerns can be represented in an aspect-oriented language (viz. AspectJ), and reflect on the results in terms of maintainability and evolvability of the affected system.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free