Aspects for Run-time Component Integration

Eddy Truyen, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, Wouter Joosen, Pierre Verbaeten

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Abstract

Component framework technology has become the cornerstone of building a family of systems and applications. A component framework defines a generic architecture into which specialized components can be plugged. As such, the component framework leverages the glue that connects the different inserted components together. We have examined a middle ground between aspect-oriented programming and computational reflection that improves the dynamics of this gluing process such that interaction between components can be refined at run-time. In this paper, we show how we have used this middle ground to dynamically integrate into the architecture of middleware systems new services that support non-functional aspects such as security, transactions, real-time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECOOP '00 Proceedings of the Workshops, Panels, and Posters on Object-Oriented Technology : Workshop on Aspects and Dimensions of Concerns
Number of pages7
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2000
ISBN (Print)3-540-41513-0
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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