WebSphere will feature AOSD

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-04-26 Print this article Print

At the Aspect-Oriented Software Development conference last month in Lancaster, England, Daniel Sabbah, IBM vice president of Software Group strategy and development, delivered a speech that "announced that we find aspect-oriented technology is ready for the commercial mainstream," said Mark Wegman, manager of object/enterprise technology for IBM Research at the companys T.J. Watson Research Center, in Hawthorne, N.Y. Sabbah said all IBM middleware developers will be able to create, integrate and deploy AOP-based solutions.

IBM products will be able to leverage AOSD in WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, Lotus Workplace, WebSphere Business Integration and WebSphere Messaging. With IBMs support of AspectJ, a Java-based aspect-oriented development environment created at Xerox PARC and turned over to the Eclipse Foundation, developers will be able to create AspectJ aspects that add value to Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition artifacts created by IBM Rational tools, Sabbah said.

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"I think AOP is one of the more significant developments in programming language technology," said Brian Barry, Bedarra Research Labs Ltd.s chief executive, in Ottawa. "It builds on ... research in computational reflection and software components. It offers the potential for significant improvements in reuse and productivity, which would [allow] cost savings, faster times to market, better maintainability, cleaner architectures."

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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