“Hooking” a Spring Java application

I’ve been looking at the implementation / support of the concept of aspect-oriented programming in Spring for quite a while now, unsure to see a meaningful use of it (except for logging and caching, maybe). But maybe viewpoints like this generally grow out of lack of simple, straightforward examples close to ones day-to-day life. So, recently I looked at it again and found something to indeed use it for: Extend a given Spring application using “hooks” and scripting languages.

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