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The Joy of Debugging Ourselves

Posted by Laurent Bossavit  on  Sep 11, 2015

Laurent Bossavit provides some suggestions on how to bring the fun back into programming by developing new skills such as leprechaun hunting and brain debugging.


Applying Reactive Programming to Existing Applications

Posted by Ben Christensen  on  Jul 19, 2015 2

Ben Christensen discusses the mental shift from imperative to declarative programming, working with blocking IO such as JDBC and RPC, service composition, debugging and unit testing.


Five Techniques to Improve How You Debug Servers

Posted by Tal Weiss  on  Jul 18, 2015

Tal Weiss explores five crucial Java techniques for distributed debugging and some of the pitfalls that make bug resolution much harder, and can even lead to downtime.


Alembic: Automatic Locality Extraction via Migration

Posted by Brandon Holt, Preston Briggs, Luis Ceze, Mark Oskin  on  May 21, 2015

The authors introduce Alembic, a new static analysis tool that frees programmers from having to manually move computation to exploit locality in PGAS programs.


Statistical Debugging for Real-World Performance Problems

Posted by Linhai Song, Shan Lu  on  Apr 30, 2015 2

The authors show how statistical debugging can be used for diagnosing performance problems, lowing the overhead of run-time performance diagnosis without extending the diagnosis latency.


Treat Your Code as a Crime Scene

Posted by Adam Tornhill  on  Apr 11, 2015

Adam Tornhill teaches how to predict bugs, detect architectural decay and find the code that is most expensive to maintain, how to evaluate knowledge drain in a codebase, and much more.


CheckCell: Data Debugging for Spreadsheets

Posted by Dan Barowy, Dimitar Gochev, Emery Berger  on  Apr 09, 2015

The presenters introduce CheckCell, an Excel add-on used to identify cells that have an unusually high impact on the spreadsheet’s computations.


Debugging Java 8: New Techniques for Fixing Production Code

Posted by Tal Weiss  on  Mar 07, 2015

Tal Weiss discusses some essential tools and advanced techniques Java developers can use in their code to debug live servers and resolve errors quickly.


Rubah: DSU for Java on a Stock JVM

Posted by Luís Pina, Luís Veiga, Michael Hicks  on  Feb 18, 2015

Luís Pina, Luís Veiga, Michael Hicks introduce Rubah, a method for dynamically updating applications running on the JVM.


Tardis: Affordable Time-Travel Debugging in Managed Runtimes

Posted by Earl Barr, Mark Marron  on  Feb 04, 2015 1

Earl Barr, Mark Marron discuss building time-travel debuggers for managed languages, implemented with Tardis, and enabling developers to investigate what happened prior hitting a bug.


Software Psychology: The Art of Listening to Code

Posted by Bjorn Freeman-Benson  on  Oct 18, 2014

Bjorn Freeman-Benson suggests “listening” to the code, refactoring it based on various factors such as the defect rate or underperforming services, providing strategies and tools.


How to Make the Most of Code Analysis?

Posted by Patrick Smacchia  on  Jun 09, 2014

Patrick Smacchia shares code analysis-related practices - structuring code, measuring code quality, automated tests, code contracts, reporting progress, trending- based on his experience with NDepend.

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