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AspectWerkz 1.0 RC 1 is out

Posted by mister__m on September 3, 2004 at 7:05 AM PDT

I should say I am somewhat "attached" to the innovative open source projects I use in my job. Besides Thinlet, a very lightweight and intuitive XUL framework that doesn't use Swing, AspectWerkz is the one I've been more actively involved for the last months. Its approach to some problems is unique and they have very nice features, such as their support for typed and untyped annotations, for example. It focus on dynamic AOP, use a Java-based approach (no strange plugin is required for your IDE to actually "understand" your aspects) and allows both online and offline (runtime and pos-compilation) execution modes. Maybe the most fantastic thing about AW is that Jonas Boner and Alex Vasseur, founder and developer, are very responsive and actually implement most features users request very fast.

Today, AW 1.0 RC1 was announced. AW is almost two-year old and very stable (I've been using it in production applications since 0.9), but the fact it didn't have a 1.x release pushed some users away. I am also very proud we - me and Allan Jones, a co-worker at Summa Technologies - were able to contribute to this release. It is a stable, production-ready release. We migrated a project this morning and all the unit tests pass.

If you haven't downloaded it yet, do it and use it. You won't regret, I am sure.

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