An Evaluation of Aspect-Oriented Programming as a Product Line Implementation Technology

  • Michalis Anastasopoulos
  • Dirk Muthig
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3107)


A systematic approach for implementing software product lines is more than just a selection of techniques. Its selection should be based on a systematic analysis of technical requirements and constraints, as well as of the types of variabilities, which occur in a particular application domain and are relevant for the planned product line (PL). In addition, each technique should provide a set of guidelines and criteria that support developers in applying the techniques in a systematic and unified way. This paper presents a case study that was performed to evaluate aspect-oriented programming (AOP) as a PL implementation technology. The systematical evaluation is organized along a general evaluation schema for PL implementation technologies.


Product Line Unify Modeling Language Software Product Line Implementation Technology Product Line Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michalis Anastasopoulos
    • 1
  • Dirk Muthig
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)KaiserslauternGermany

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