Friday, September 07, 2007
Spring AOP rage ...subsiding
Spring AOP is breaking my heart. Spring overall is a great framework and I love working with it. The idea of using aspects to interweave code and keep concerns separated and code clean is a wonderful though to somebody who loves to architect software, such as myself. But I swear, it feels like I'm hitting every bug in the book when it comes to using AOP in Spring. Certain pointcuts don't get matched properly, regexp based pointcuts get loaded when they shouldn't, the list goes on. I really want to use AOP to design the next big phase of my project that's coming up, but they're making it really hard to justify the decision to do so. You're making my heart cry, Spring.