2013 IEEE 13th International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM) (2007)
Sept. 30, 2007 to Oct. 1, 2007
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SCAM.2007.25
Arie van Deursen , Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; CWI
Marius Marin , Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Leon Moonen , Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
In this paper we propose a systematic strategy for migrating crosscutting concerns in existing object-oriented systems to aspect-based solutions. The proposed strategy consists of four steps: mining, exploration, documentation and refactoring of crosscutting concerns. We discuss in detail a new approach to aspect refactoring that is fully integrated with our strategy, and apply the whole strategy to an object-oriented system, namely the JHOTDRAW framework. The result of this migration is made available as an open-source project, which is the largest aspect refactoring available to date. We report on our experiences with conducting this case study and re- flect on the success and challenges of the migration process, as well as on the feasibility of automatic aspect refactoring.
Arie van Deursen, Marius Marin, Leon Moonen, "An Integrated Crosscutting Concern Migration Strategy and its Application to JHOTDRAW", 2013 IEEE 13th International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM), vol. 00, no. , pp. 101-110, 2007, doi:10.1109/SCAM.2007.25