Past Meetup

AOP for You and Me

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Aon Center / Microsoft Office

200 E Randolph Suite 200 · Chicago, IL

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Cross-cutting concerns are everywhere: caching, logging, transactions, and more. These can make your code a tangled, scattered mess.
In this presentation, I will define cross-cutting concerns, and show you techniques to refactor cross-cutting concerns, including dependency injection; the decorator pattern; and Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) tools like Castle DynamicProxy and PostSharp. I'll explain the benefits and trade-offs of each design decision so that you will be confidently prepared to master cross-cutting concerns.

Matthew D. Groves is a guy who loves to code. It doesn't matter if it's "enterprisey" C# apps, cool jQuery stuff, contributing to OSS, or rolling up his sleeves to dig into some PHP. He has been coding professionally ever since he wrote a QuickBASIC point-of-sale app for his parent's pizza shop back in the 90s. He currently works from home for Heuristic Solutions, and loves spending time with his wife and 2 kids, watching the Cincinnati Reds, and getting involved in the developer community. He is the author of AOP in .NET: Practical Aspect-Oriented Programming (

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