Updated: 03/25/2004

Using Aspect-Oriented Programming to Maintain Legacy Java Apps

In an enterprise environment, you can easily end up in a tangle of modules with a number of third-party libraries and frameworks. While a number of tools are available to aid you in comprehending complex programs, most are expensive and time-consuming to learn. Aspect-oriented programming can be applied to a wide range of programming scenarios, including the comprehension and maintenance of legacy applications.