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In this paper we present a generic, mirror-based debugging architecture that supports runtime visibility and traceability of aspect oriented (AO) software systems. Runtime visibility supports inspection of an executing AO-system in terms of AO programming abstractions and code artifacts such as (dynamic) aspects, advices, pointcuts, aspect instances and(More)
The integration of third-party aspects into applications creates security challenges. Due to the intrusive impact of aspects, one cannot guarantee that the dynamic composition of aspects does not lead to misbehavior. The newly composed aspect typically has many, if not unrestricted, rights to read and modify attributes of the base system. AspectJ, amongst(More)
In 1997, the general lack of debugging tools was termed " the debugging scandal " [7]. Today, as new languages are emerging to support software evolution, once more debugging support is lagging. The powerful abstractions offered by new languages are compiled away and transformed into complex synthetic structures. Current debugging tools only allow(More)
Contemporary middleware offers powerful abstractions to construct distributed software systems. However, when inspecting the software at run-time, these abstractions are no longer visible. While inspection , monitoring and management are increasingly important in our always-online world, they are often only possible in terms of the lower-level abstraction(More)
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