Java EE is packed tight with useful functionality. The humble Interceptor provides cross cutting functionality external to the targetted code, without modifying the code itself. In other words AOP. The API is rather simple an involves using @AroundInvoke.

The following highlights just how simple it is to log all EJB service call execution times, without the need to modify a single bean.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ejb-jar xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="" version="3.1">

package net.bencode.common;

import javax.interceptor.AroundInvoke;
import javax.interceptor.InvocationContext;
import org.slf4j.Logger;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;

public class ServicePerformanceInterceptor
  private static Logger logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger("timings");
  public Object callLog(InvocationContext ctx) throws Exception {
    String methodName = ctx.getMethod().getName();
    String className = ctx.getTarget().getClass().getName();
    long startTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
    Object result = null;

    try {
      result = ctx.proceed();
    finally {
      logger.debug("##### Total Execution Time Of " + methodName  
                + " Is " + (System.currentTimeMillis() - startTime) + "MS"
                + " within " + className);
    return result;