Background: Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) is an emerging programming paradigm whose focus is about improving modularity, with an emphasis on the modularization of crosscutting concerns. Objective: The goal of this paper is to assess the extent to which an AOP language – ObjectTeams/Java (OT/J) – improves the modularity of a software system. This… (More)
Rice production is still a profitable activity for the Portuguese rice growers. Nevertheless, given the new environmental challenges, it competitiveness would require the use of modern means of production. First of all, it is important to know the present status of the Portuguese rice growing activity. Our purpose is to present a review of the production… (More)
Biscogniauxia mediterranea is one of the most frequent fungal pathogens involved in cork oak decline in the Mediterranean Basin, causing charcoal canker. In Portugal, this disease is widespread on adult declining trees but nowadays it increasingly affects young trees and exhibits atypical symptoms, leading to the hypothesis that some change in the fungus… (More)
The presence of the psyllid Calophya schini infesting the Peruvian pepper tree, Schinus molle, was detected in several localities in the region of Lisbon, in Portugal. This is the first record of this jumping plant-louse in Europe and the Palaearctic region.