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Opensource ActionScript Debugger - De Monster

by Moxie Zhang on  Oct 02, 2009

InfoQ reported a Flash and AIR debugger Arthropod earlier this year. De MonsterDebugger is another debugger launched this year for Flash, Flex and AIR application development.

Ruby 1.9 Roundup: Ruby-debug on 1.9, Ruby Switcher, MacRuby

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 08, 2009

A first incarnation of ruby-debug support on 1.9 is now available. Ruby switcher makes it easy to run different Ruby versions in parallel. Also: MacRuby's experimental branch was merged into MacRuby Trunk.

Arthropod – A Flash and AIR Debugger

by Moxie Zhang on  Feb 27, 2009

Debugging tools are essential for software development in any computer language and runtime environment. Adobe Flash platform-based rich Internet application (RIA) development, either in Flex or AIR, is no exception. While the Flex/AIR is maturing, more debugging tools are emerging. Arthropod is one of them.

Rubinius Progress - Interview with Brian Ford

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 04, 2009

The Ruby implementation Rubinius has attracted a lot of interest. After the project completed a major rewrite of its VM, we caught up with Brian Ford, Rubinius team member, to talk about the state of the project.

Forget Your Debugger, Use The "Saff Squeeze"

by Mike Bria on  Nov 26, 2008 7

Kent Beck, renowned co-father of XP, TDD, and JUnit itself, tells a story about tracking down a defect in a new JUnit feature, JUnitMax, with unit tests instead of a debugger. He explains a method shown to him by current JUnit lead developer, David Saff, where a high level unit test is recursively inlined until a super concise test is created down at the very root of the defect.

Alcon 3: The alternative Open Source ActionScript Debugging Tool

by Moxie Zhang on  Sep 10, 2008 1

Sascha Balkau has recently released Alcon 3, an alternative open source debugging tool for ActionScript 2 and ActionScript 3. InfoQ spoke with Balkau to discuss how Alcon 3 fits in ActionScript-based rich Internet Application development.

Spying on Silverlight

by Robert Bazinet on  Sep 04, 2008 7

The success of Microsoft Silverlight, as seen in the recent Beijing Olympics, shows the capabilities of the technology and is attracting more developers. The addition of end-users and developers using Silverlight will also drive more tool development and one such useful tool is Silverlight Spy by First Floor.

JRuby Roundup: Java Integration and Debugging (JSR-45) Improvements

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 18, 2008

Some recent changes on the JRuby trunk improve Java Integration, which allows JRuby to interact with pure Java code faster and more conveniently. Also: Ruby code compiled with JRuby's (JIT) compiler can now make use of the JVMs debugging capabilities using JSR-45 (Debugging Support for Other Languages).

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