Qualitative Analysis and Evaluation of AO Approaches

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2016 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-40 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Namrata Sharma, Prerna Tyagi, Vaibhav Vyas


Namrata Sharma, Prerna Tyagi, Vaibhav Vyas "Qualitative Analysis and Evaluation of AO Approaches". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V40(1):31-38, October 2016. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
Aspect Orientation is key approach for handling the crosscutting concern in an appropriate manner by clearly distinguishing between core concerns and crosscutting concerns. Crosscutting concerns that depict functionality, which cuts across all the modules of the software system, were not addressed by traditional methodology. An aspect is the new component of modularization that allows crosscutting concern separation from other concerns. Crosscutting concerns which is known as aspect concerns generate from requirements which are non-functional such as security, persistence and logging. Initially, Aspect orientation developed at programming level but now it expands to the development phase. Aspect oriented programming currently emerge as well-accepted programming methodology and in most of the modern language show implementation of AOP. In the java language, the implementation of AspectJ has wide range of community acceptance. AspectJ developers use basic AOP rules or guidelines to add innovative and new features to software. There is several proposed Aspect oriented modelling approaches having different concepts or notations and demonstrate different stages of maturity. There is a need to identifying and specifying differences and commonalities of currently existing AOM approaches. This paper illustrates seven popular approaches based on evaluation criteria. Each approach is specified on the basis of evaluation criteria in the tabular manner. Evaluation criteria is divided into four components to show the comparison of each presented approach and four approaches are discussed in detail. In short the paper presents the summarization of each approach with strength and limitations.

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Aspect Oriented Modelling, Aspect Oriented Programming, AspectJ, HyperJ, ASoC.