This chapter covers
Writing an AspectJ "Hello, world!" application
Becoming familiar with the AspectJ language
Integrating with Spring
In Chapter 1, we focused on general concepts in AOP. With those behind us, we can now look at one specific AOP implementation: AspectJ. AspectJ is an aspect-oriented extension to the Java programming language. Like any AOP implementation, AspectJ consists of two parts: the language specification, which defines the grammar and semantics of the language; and the language implementation, which includes weavers that take various forms such as a compiler and a linker. A weaver produces byte code that conforms to the Java byte-code specification, allowing any compliant Java ...