This chapter covers
Formally introducing aspects
Creating reusable aspects with aspect association
Using aspect precedence to coordinate multiple aspects
Bypassing access-specification rules using privileged aspects
Aspects represent the unit of modularization in AOP and AspectJ. They provide a way to include crosscutting constructs such as pointcuts and advice. You've already seen quite a few aspects in the preceding chapters' examples.
In this chapter, we'll take a closer look at the core aspect construct. We'll begin by examining the aspect construct in a formal way and compare it to the class—the most similar concept in object-oriented programming. Next, we'll examine the aspect association that provides ...