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A Meta-Level Specification and Profile for AspectJ in UML

By: Joerg Evermann

Abstract

Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) has become a mature technology. Increasingly, calls for support of AOP on the software model level are being voiced. This paper addresses these calls by offering a meta-model of AspectJ in UML. Using the UML extension mechanisms, the resulting meta-model is also a UML profile for supporting AspectJ modelling in UML. In contrast to previous work, this profile offers complete meta-level integration of all AspectJ concepts. Moreover, the use of standard XMI based modelling allows the use of the profile in commercially available CASE tools and supports easy code generation.

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Joerg Evermann, “A Meta-Level Specification and Profile for AspectJ in UML”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 6, no. 7 (August 2007), pp. 27-49, doi:10.5381/jot.2007.6.7.a2.

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