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Introducing Rodney Viana’s WinDbg Extension for .NET Debugging

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 08, 2013

When a .NET application fails in production the developer is often left with just a memory dump. Since Visual Studio cannot handle dumps, you have to instead look at a tool called WinDbg. Though powerful, these can be difficult to use so developers occasionally create their own extensions. Once such developer is Rodney Viana, who has just released netext 1.6.1 as an open source project.

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio with Editor, Debugger Extensions and Project System Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 25, 2013

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio has been released with features such as syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, code folding, function navigation, script Output in addition to support for breakpoint, locals, stack frame and project system.

Visualize JavaScript Code Flow with TraceGL

by Zef Hemel on  Apr 23, 2013

Rik Arends has released TraceGL, a new tool to debug JavaScript application using trace debugging. In order to make it easier to debug complex browser and Node.js-based applications, the tool captures, visualizes and lets the user navigate execution traces while the application is running.

Improved JavaScript development in Visual Studio 11

by David Cooksey on  Mar 08, 2012 9

Microsoft intends to make JavaScript development easier in Visual Studio 11 by significantly enhancing Intellisense, debugging support, editor functionality, and more.

Google Dart Roundup: Dartium Binaries Available, I/O Libraries, Book and Docs

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 15, 2012 5

The first binaries of Dartium, Chrome with a built-in Dart VM, are now available for download. Dartium has the beginnings of debugging support in Dev Tools. Meanwhile, a lot of documentation resources have become available both from Google and outside.

Debugger Canvas 1.1 Adds Easy On/Off, Improved Navigation

by Jenni Konrad on  Feb 03, 2012 4

Debugger Canvas, the tool that introduced 'Code Bubbles' to the Visual Studio Ultimate debugger, debuted last summer. Debugger Canvas 1.1 launches with new features including an easy on/off switch that can be used while debugging, and the ability to view multiple threads at once.

Chronon 2.0 Offers Post Execution Logging

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Oct 12, 2011 5

Chronon Systems has recently released version 2 of their recording JVM debugger which allows for post execution logging.

Mozilla, WebKit To Support Debugging Minified JS As Well As CoffeeScript and other JS Languages

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 08, 2011 3

Debuggers for Javascript are powerful - but only for plain Javascript. Minified Javascript and languages compiling to Javascript are not supported, ie. that means no breakpoints or accurate log messages for CoffeeScript, ClojureScript etc. InfoQ looks at the current situation and at the recently launched projects at WebKit and Mozilla that aim to fix it.

Debugging Mobile Web Apps: Weinre and JSConsole Now, Remote WebKit Eventually

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 31, 2011

Debuggers in mobile web browsers are anemic at best. InfoQ takes a look at existing workarounds and tools like Weinre and JSConsole, as well as the upcoming changes in mobile browsers that will bring full debugging support. Also: the two mobile browsers that already live in the future and ship remote debugging support.

RedGate Will No Longer Offer .NET Reflector for Free

by Abel Avram on  Feb 04, 2011

RedGate has announced that .NET Reflector is going to become a commercial product starting with version 7 which is to be made available in the first part of March, 2011, having a price tag of $35. Reflector Pro which allows developers to debug through disassembled code is currently offered for $95.

Ruby VM Roundup: MacRuby 0.8, Rubinius 1.2, MRI 1.8.7 and 1.9.2 Updates

by Werner Schuster on  Dec 26, 2010

A whole batch of new Ruby VM releases is available. MacRuby 0.8 fixes bugs and begins the path to 1.0. Rubinius 1.2 improves memory efficiency and the debugger. MRI received new patch levels: 1.8.7-p330 and 1.9.2-p136, the first big bug fix update to 1.9.2.

is the iPhone Development Environment Superior to Android's?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 22, 2010 10

John Blanco published a comparison between the iPhone and Android Development Environment. Even though he favors Java as a programming language, he believes that Xcode and the iPhone simulators are vastly superior to the tools provided by Google. Do you agree?

A New Crop of Self Hosting IDEs: RedCar and JRuby, Cloud9 IDE and Javascript

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 30, 2010 6

Dynamic languages have a dirty, badly kept secret: their IDEs and tools are written in languages like C/C++, C# or Java. Exceptions were languages like Smalltalk - but now Ruby and Javascript developers get to build their tooling using their preferred languages. InfoQ looks at HTML/Javascript based Cloud9 IDE and JRuby and SWT based RedCar.

Rubinius 1.1 - and the Future of the GIL

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 14, 2010 2

Rubinius 1.1 is out, with JIT and performance improvements, more powerful debugging and profiling capabilities. Also: the GIL algorithm gets an overhaul in 1.1 - but it'll soon be history. In the Hydra branch of the Rubinius project, a GIL-less Rubinius is being groomed, soon to join JRuby, IronRuby and MacRuby in the GIL-less VM crowd. InfoQ caught up with Evan Phoenix about the Hydra branch.

MacRuby 0.6 With GCD and Threading Improvements, Fast Debugger, AOT

by Werner Schuster on  May 04, 2010

MacRuby 0.6 is available now, bringing debugging and vastly improved Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) support. A lot of the core functionality has been overhauled, such as a new String implementation and a new thread-safe Regex library which replaces Oniguruma. MacRuby's now considered stable for Cocoa development.

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