An aspect-oriented weaving mechanism based on component and connector architecture

Naoyasu Ubayashi, Akihiro Sakai, Tetsuo Tamai

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Abstract

Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) separates crosscutting concerns from primary concerns. These concerns are woven together by a weaver. Although AOP provides an effective module mechanism, it is not necessarily easy for a programmer to understand the overall behavior of a woven program. To deal with this problem, we propose a new kind of information hiding mechanism called a weaving-interface that encapsulates weaving in class-based AOP in which all kinds of concerns are described according to classes. Weaving-interfaces are completely separated from concerns described in terms of classes. A programmer who designs how to compose concerns does not have to know the details of class definitions, but has only to be aware of weaving-interfaces. A programmer who designs each concern does not have to know how the concern is composed, but has only to be aware of weaving-interfaces. Adopting the weaving-interface mechanism, AO weaving can be realized by the component-and-connector software architecture. This weaving-interface mechanism is effective for software modularity, evolution, and reuse.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASE'07 - 2007 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering
Pages154-163
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE'07 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

NameASE'07 - 2007 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering

Other

Other22nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE'07
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period11/5/0711/9/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Software

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Ubayashi, N., Sakai, A., & Tamai, T. (2007). An aspect-oriented weaving mechanism based on component and connector architecture. In ASE'07 - 2007 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (pp. 154-163). (ASE'07 - 2007 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1145/1321631.1321656