A major problem with Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is that it cannot deal
efficiently with crosscutting concerns. Aspect Oriented Software Development (AOSD)
is a new methodology that tries to enable the extension of the separation of concerns
capabilities in software development. AOSD, which encompasses Aspect
Oriented Programming (AOP), hopes to enable the developer or architect to capture
crosscutting concerns in a modular fashion.
The objectives of the dissertation include the design, implementation and evaluation
of a tool that enables the modularisation of crosscutting concerns within C#,
that we have called “AspectC#”. AspectC# must:
1. Allow the developer to use AOP constructs within C#.
2. Make no explicit language extensions to C#.
3. Be extensible for future development.
AspectC# hopes to enable the developer to modularise crosscutting concerns
within C#. By modularising crosscutting concerns this will lead to an easier development
and maintenance of applications.
The evaluation included a small case study comparing an example using AspectC#
and OOP with C#. We believe the case study and tool supports the case for
the use and promotion of AOSD. Special emphasis was placed on picking a real
world, easily understood example of the use of the tool and we believe this represents
an excellent introduction to some of the most widely used AOP and AOSD
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