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Aspect-oriented Software Development and PHP

Aspect Oriented Software Development (AOSD) is a methodology meant to implement new aspects in software component using external components, but without altering the code that implements the core functionality.

The AOSD concept was applied originally by Java developers. They developed a compiler that implements the AOP (Aspect-Oriented Programming, an implementation of AOSD) white box approach, i.e. the compiler the merges the code that implements the software components core functionality with the necessary code alterations to implement the new aspects where necessary.

This paper provides an introduction into the paradigm of aspect-oriented software development (AOSD). It includes a multitude of practical examples, provided with a view to objectify such abstract approach as AOSD, as well as to help the reader easily grasp its essence and advantages. The paper is primarily intended for programmers working with PHP. Its aim is to demonstrate a way of applying AOSD in PHP-based projects already today.


How to Make AJAX Read between the Lines

Your site may contain a wealth of technical terms. The user while viewing it may have to wonder about their meaning. What can be done to provide site visitors with instant answers to the questions they have?


Interactive Grid with Your Own Hands

I am sure being accustomed to desktop applications GUI, users find interfaces of web-applications as extremely uncomfortable. Their notes, probably unexpressed, are timely within AJAX Age. Besides, it is not so difficult to make web-applications more user-friendly.


What is XML Sapiens?

They allow to structure information within sites, separate it from design. The XSLT standard exists for quite a long time. XSLT is a perfect solution in conception, but practically too laborious. This causes developers to find new solutions, that include features of the open standards and are easy to use. One of those solutions is XML Sapiens markup language.

Data, its presentation and user interface forms

XML has acquired a distinguished popularity lately. No one doubts its perspectives of overall use. The concept of semantic web is no longer an abstraction and is implemented into life with confidence. In the world net's information cacophony there appears harmony. In the hands of talented conductors such as W3C, ISO, OASIS it can diversify into a symphony.


XML Sapiens is a tool to divide site functionality and program core

Each minute the amount of content in the Web is surging up. This tendency is getting more and more intensive. As a result, tough competition makes web site-builders develop complicated interfaces to content. New generations of Content Management Systems (CMS) are replacing one another with impressive dynamics. Modern solutions require brand-new features, unavailable in the recent past. Tomorrow they' will need features, which are not available today. The question “How do I save my investment to web development?” is still open.

How to make own CMS

Every day millions of new web documents emerge on the Internet, and the amount of web management tools is growing simultaneously. These tools are usually referred to as Content Management Systems, CMS for short. If you have a web site and still do not use any CMS, you will definitely face a choice to buy or to develop an enterprise content management solution in the near future.