ContextJ: Context-oriented Programming with Java

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Abstract

The development of context-aware systems requires dynamic adaptation that challenges state-of-the-art programming language support. Context-oriented programming (COP) provides dedicated abstractions for first-class representation of context-dependent behavior. So far, COP has been implemented for dynamically-typed languages such as Lisp, Smalltalk, Python, Ruby, and JavaScript relying on reflection mechanisms, and for the statically-typed programming language Java based on libraries and pre-processors. ContextJ is our compiler-based COP implementation for Java that properly integrates COP's layer concept into the Java type system. In this paper, we introduce ContextJ's language constructs, semantics, and implementation. We present a case-study of a ContextJ-based desktop application.

Journal

  • Information and Media Technologies

    Information and Media Technologies 6(2), 399-419, 2011

    Information and Media Technologies Editorial Board

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130000770579
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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