before() : christmas() { release(); }

Posted on December 20, 2005

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This morning some great news arrived in my in box. AspectJ 5 final shipped today. It’s been over a year in the making and I’m really excited we’ve hit this milestone.

I for one want to say thank you to the AspectJ committers for working so long and hard to release AspectJ 5! Adding generics support to AspectJ was certainly a major undertaking and it’s great that the end result has been so stable and, in fact, greatly improved even for older Java VM’s. This is a real milestone in the history of aspect-oriented programming and a great Christmas present for all of us.

If you are using AspectJ, I’d encourage you to download it and the Eclipse tools . If you aren’t yet using AspectJ, this is a great time to try it and see for yourself what aspects can do!

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