When you run into bugs in application development, it's important to be able to track them down quickly and efficiently. To this end, debuggers allow you to track your code during execution and see exactly what’s happening. This article explores how to set up, test out, and work with the MonoTouch debugger while developing iPhone applications, including debugging running applications over Wifi.
Effective Java, Second Edition by Joshua Bloch is an updated version of the classic first edition, which was the winner of a 2001 Jolt Award. This edition has been updated to discuss Java 6 language features including generics, enums, annotations, autoboxing, the for-each loop, varargs, and concurrency utilities. InfoQ asked Bloch several questions about the areas that the new edition covers.
"Ruby has no debugger" - this misconception has stuck around for ages. Time to eradicate it: Ruby does indeed have powerful debugging support. We look at what's available for all Ruby implementations.
Patrick Smacchia is a Visual C# MVP with over 15 years of software development experience. He is the lead developer of NDepend.
Annotating existing object graphs - we show a simple, extensible solution using Ruby's singleton classes.
Srini & Kavitha Penchikala give an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing, with a sample application. 16
Mark Figley talks about enforcing coding standards and best practices in an automated fashion through the build process. 5
In this InfoQ article, Boris Lublinsky highlights the problems with exception handling in SOA, and suggests applying SOA principles to exception handling as a solution. 7
A comprehensive intro to the MOle, a plugin that provides insight into the inner workings of Ruby on Rails in realtime, as requests come in and get processed. 3
SOA and Agile: Which is right? Which is better? Are we comparing apples and oranges? Can they be used together, and if so, how? This is a discussion topic so come and put in your 2 cents! 22
Tess Ferrnandez, an escalation engineer in PSS (product support services) at Microsoft, outlines the procedure for tracking down where in your code an exception occurred by using a stack dump.