Feature-Modeling and Aspect-Oriented Programming: Integration and Automation
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10th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligences, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2009, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea, 27-29 May 2009
Feature modeling is an essential activity for modeling and managing the variability of a software product line. On the other hand, aspect-oriented programming provides effective means for modularizing feature implementation. Although current AOP tools (e.g., AJDT) provide a mechanism for switching aspect modules on and off to configure a product, this becomes infeasible in the context of large-scale product lines with thousands of variations. In this paper, we describe how feature modeling can be integrated with aspect-oriented programming to perform automated product derivation efficiently and effectively in the context of large-scale product lines.