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Blog Archive for crazybob during September 2004

Our resident Oracle guru just dropped a copy of the September/October edition of Oracle Magazine on my desk. Inside James Holmes uses Dynaop to implement examples for his article "Taking Abstraction One Step Further." Thanks, James.
So what's this AOP thing I've been hearing about? Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) picks up where OOP leaves off. AOP enables me to abstract boilerplate code into one place as opposed to scattering it throughout my code base. AOP lets me say, "apply some code that follows this generalized pattern to all of these places." Say for example that I have a form class that holds data from a screen...
Dion is excited by the proliferation of AOP talks at the NFJS symposiums. Cedric remains skeptical about the adoption of AOP. Many developers have an itch they aren't entirely aware of. Repeated boilerplate code causes it. AOP can scratch it. I survived without OOP for a long time, but now that I'm aware of it, and I understand it, I have no desire to go back. The same happened with AOP to a...
Dr. Josh Bloch and Dr. Neal Gafter (Click and Hack) guest starred on Mary's Friday Free Stuff Puzzler last week. Every week, Mary, a Sun marketing geek, boxes up random items she finds around her office and ships them off to the weekly winner. Her blog is a fun read. Check it out. Click and Hack provided an example of subverting compiler exception checking (i.e. throwing a checked exception...