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Lessons Learned from Apple's GoToFail Bug

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 28, 2014 5

The recent security weakness found in both iOS and OS X hints at flaws in coding style guidelines, unit testing, system testing, code review policies, error management strategies, and tools deployment. An overview.

Android++ with Zero Hardware Restrictions, MSBuild, LLVM, GCC, Integrated GDB Debugging

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 30, 2014

The recently released Android++ in closed beta enables you to build Android apps using Visual Studio with support for zero hardware restrictions, MSBuild, LLVM, GCC in addition to integrated GDB debugging.

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.

Eclipse Code Recommenders goes Crowd with 2.0

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 31, 2013 1

Eclipse Code Recommenders 2.0 has been released, with a new crowd-sourcing mechanism for gaining recommendations and snippets for other users, as well as an incubating technology to annotate JavaDocs with dynamically updated documentation for 'see also' calls. Read on to find out more.

AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Mission Control and Flight Recorder on HotSpot JVM

by Fabian Lange on  Oct 10, 2013 6

Since the Java 7 Update 40 release, Mission Control and Flight Recorder are shipped with the JDK. Mission Control is the starting place for monitoring, management and troubleshooting, while Flight Recorder is the facility to collect and evaluate profiling data. Both tools have been available for JRockit and are now finally ported to HotSpot.

NDepend 5 Can Chart Code Trends

by Abel Avram on  Oct 03, 2013

Patrick Smacchia has recently announced NDepend 5.0, the latest version of his .NET code analyzer coming with a number of enhancements: support for VS 2013, trend monitoring, new dashboard and a major UI facelift.

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.

ThreadSafe Concurrency Static Analysis Tool Announces First Public Release

by Victor Grazi on  Aug 28, 2013

UK based Contemplate Ltd. has announced the first public release of their flagship product ThreadSafe, a static analysis tool for locating concurrency bugs and inefficiencies in Java code. InfoQ applied ThreadSafe and FindBugs to a multithreaded project and reports the results.

Android Stats and Tricks from OpenSignal

by Martin Monroe on  Aug 24, 2013

One blog of note that is furthering the efforts of today’s mobile application developers can be found at the OpenSignal web site. Their recent Android Fragmentation Visualized report offers some unique perspectives on the challenges of writing Android apps.

dotPeek 1.1 Adds Support for Decompilation, Improved Navigation, Bookmarks

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 12, 2013 3

The recently released dotPeek 1.1 provides support for decompilation, improved navigation, boomarks, async methods, lambda and LINQ expressions in addition to numbered bookmarks.

Improved Debugging with Visual Studio 2013

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 31, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 provides several enhancements related to debugging and also includes diagnostics tools to accurately measure the parameters in .NET, JavaScript and Windows Store apps.

.NET Reflector 8.2 Adds Visual Studio 2013, Local Variable Highlighting and Code Map View Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 29, 2013

Reg Gate Software has released .NET Reflector 8.2 with support for Visual Studio 2013, local variable highlighting and code map view in addition to a fix for Enable just my code bug in the Visual Studio extension.

Debug iOS Applications with Reveal

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jul 12, 2013

Similar to Firebug for HTML pages, Reveal lets developers debug iOS user interfaces. It connects to running applications and offers the possibility to modify various UI parameters without rewriting code or rebuilding and redeploying the application.

Phil Japikse on Telerik DevTools for .NET Q2 2013

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 25, 2013 1

Telerik has announced the roadmap for DevTools for .NET Q2 2013 which includes addition of new controls and features to their Ajax, Windows Forms, Reporting, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 product suites.

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