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TWC and Aspect.NET: New ways of handling old problems, 14 Aug 2008
I was already a huge fan of Aspect.NET before reading this book. Had dabbled in the Policy injection application block from Microsoft's Patterns & Practices group and suffered through the odd late night to see through the completion of silly deadlines. Using an AOP approach - and specifically Aspect.NET as a tool (which the book uses as a solution to solve many of the TWC computing issues) has really excited me. Hopefully this book will excite you as well. And if it does then you will definitely know that you are a geek of the first order.
This book beautifully sums up the history of Aspect Orientated Programing and gives you insider knowledge of where its going. And in my opinion its going places. The author is the same guy behind Aspect.NET - which I urge you to use to write better software.
If you are wondering what the hell AOP is then download Aspect.NET first before reading this book - it fills in some gaps. The book is written in the first person - which is a little odd but it does really get you into how Aspect.NET has progressed and how it solves the many problems of why AOP hasn't really - until now IMHO - got off the ground.
I found the book a little dry in places and the section at the end is for the teacher not the student but on the whole I think that this book really does a great job in positioning AOP as a solution to many of the problems facing software developers. I really do urge you though to download and play around with Aspect.NET (which integrates into VS.NET 2005) before buying this book because it answers alot of how-to questions you might already have in your head.