AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF ASPECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING ON SOFTWARE MODULARITY

Adam Przybylek

Abstract

The term “crosscutting concern” describes a piece of system that cannot be cleanly modularized because of the limited abstractions offered by the traditional programming paradigms. Symptoms of implementing crosscutting concerns in the languages like C, C# or Java are “code scattering” and “code tangling” that both degrade software modularity. Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) was proposed as a new paradigm to overcome these problems. Although it is known that AOP allows programmers to separate crosscutting concerns, the impact of AOP on software modularity is not yet well investigated. This paper reports a quantitative study comparing OO and AO implementations with respect to modularity.

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Przybylek A. (2010). AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF ASPECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING ON SOFTWARE MODULARITY . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-8425-21-8, pages 139-148. DOI: 10.5220/0003000801390148


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@conference{enase10,
author={Adam Przybylek},
title={AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF ASPECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING ON SOFTWARE MODULARITY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2010},
pages={139-148},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003000801390148},
isbn={978-989-8425-21-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF ASPECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING ON SOFTWARE MODULARITY
SN - 978-989-8425-21-8
AU - Przybylek A.
PY - 2010
SP - 139
EP - 148
DO - 10.5220/0003000801390148