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Eclipse AspectJ: Aspect-Oriented Programming with AspectJ and the Eclipse AspectJ Development Tools by Matthew Webster, George Harley, Andy Clement, Adrian Colyer

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Preface

Aspect-oriented programming grew out of research at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) during the 1980s and 1990s. The first paper to use the term was aptly titled “Aspect-Oriented Programming” (Kiczales 1997) and published in June 1997. The first public release of AspectJ was in March 1998, almost seven years ago. Interest in aspect-oriented programming (AOP) and in AspectJ has been growing steadily ever since.

We still recall the excitement of seeing our first aspect-oriented programs run—it felt like magic! Today we spend our time both developing the tools needed for AOP with AspectJ and applying those tools to real-world problems. In the course of our work, we have had the privilege to introduce the ideas of AOP to many developers, ...

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