JoinPoint Configuration File

Learn about storing all the pointcut expressions in a separate configuration file, considered best practice in AOP.

Creating aspects to intercept method calls and perform tasks before, after, or around the execution is a repetitive task that repeats the same pointcuts over and over again. In an application with a large number of aspects, this can become cumbersome.

A best practice related to AOP is to have a separate configuration file that defines all the pointcuts. This way, all the pointcut definitions will be in one place. Hence they will be easy to manage. We can then use the definitions in any aspect.

For a specific layer

We will create a class called JoinPointConfig and define pointcuts using the @pointcut annotation. This annotation will be used on an empty method as follows:

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