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AspectJ Poll Result; New Poll on Java 8 Lambda Expressions

Posted by editor on November 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM PST

The just completed Java.net poll suggests that a community of developers uses or is interesting in the Eclipse AspectJ Project. A total of 661 people voted in the poll, and one comment was posted. The exact question and results were:

Do you currently use AspectJ ("a seamless aspect-oriented extension" to Java), or might you in the future?

  • 25% (167 votes) - I use AspectJ now
  • 4% (28 votes) - I'm considering using AspectJ for future work
  • 10% (63 votes) - I don't know much about AspectJ, but it sounds interesting
  • 53% (350 votes) - I don't use AspectJ, and have no plans to do so
  • 6% (39 votes) - I don't know
  • 2% (14 votes) - Other

So, while a majority of the voters don't currently use AspectJ, and don't plan to use it in the future, about 39% of the voters are current AspectJ users, are considering using it, or at least find it interesting. This perhaps makes sense, since AspectJ has its own domain of use and application. If you're not doing Aspect-oriented development, then you won't have much use for AspectJ.

rdohna commented: "CDI does 95% of what AspectJ is useful for... without the big tool stack AspectJ needs."

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