Aspect-oriented programming forweb controller layer

Keiji Hokamura, Naoyasu Ubayashi, Shin Nakajima, Akihito Iwai

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We propose a new domain-specific aspect-oriented programming (AOP) mechanism for Web application development. A variety of crosscutting concerns such as access control and performance tuning are found in typical Web applications, but it is not easy to concisely modularize the concerns as aspects in current AOP languages because they do not provide pointcut mechanisms for directly handling events in theWeb controller layer. To deal with this problem, we propose a Web-specific AOP mechanism called AOWP and a PHP-based AOWP framework. Using this framework, a programmer can easily address Web-specific crosscutting concerns triggered by Web-specific events, including page requests, page transitions, and session management events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2008
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: Dec 2 2008Dec 5 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC
ISSN (Print)1530-1362


Other15th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


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