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Advanced Front-end Debugging

Posted by Panos Astithas  on  Dec 17, 2013

Panos Astithas presents some of the debugging, profiling and tracing tools available to web developers today.

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Code Execution as Data

Posted by Zach Tellman  on  Aug 22, 2013

Zach Tellman discusses instrumenting and analyzing running systems using real world examples from Factual's production systems.

Pontificating Quantification

Posted by Daniel Spiewak and Aaron Bedra  on  Nov 29, 2012 4

Daniel Spiewak and Aaron Bedra take a look at code verifying starting with Tony Hoare’s paper on testing(1969), type theory, and language-integrated proof systems.

Firefox Developer Tools

Posted by Joe Walker  on  Oct 23, 2012

Joe Walker covers present and future Firefox development tools for editing, inspection, history and control.

Distributed Apps: The Joys of Testing and Debugging

Posted by Chris Houser  on  Oct 12, 2012

Chris Houser discusses stack traces in Clojure and introduces a library for investigating activity across multiple threads and servers, plus a technique for reproducing race conditions.

And It All Went Horribly Wrong: Debugging Production Systems

Posted by Bryan Cantrill  on  Mar 29, 2012

Bryan Cantrill discusses debugging production systems using post-mortem debugging and dynamic instrumentation, with a bit of history and an introduction to useful debugging tools.

Effective Use of FindBugs in Large Software Development Efforts

Posted by Bill Pugh  on  Mar 28, 2012 2

William Pugh explains how to use FindBugs, a Java static code analysis tool, to discover bugs. The talk covers general issues regarding code bugs with advice on how to make sure you get rid of them.

Software Quality - You Know It When You See It

Posted by Erik Dörnenburg  on  Mar 21, 2012

Erik Dörnenburg shares techniques for estimating code quality by collecting and analyzing data using the toxicity chart, metrics tree maps, size&complexity pyramid, complexity view, code city, etc.

Software Naturalism - Embracing the Real Behind the Ideal

Posted by Michael Feathers  on  Feb 17, 2012 5

Michael Feathers analyzes real code bases concluding that code is not nearly as beautiful as designers aspire to, discussing the everyday decisions that alter the code bit by bit.

Stop the Software Architecture Erosion

Posted by Bernhard Merkle  on  Sep 16, 2011

Bernhard Merkle advices on preventing architectural degradation of a project by using tools for constant monitoring of the code, exemplifying with an analysis of Ant, Findbugs and Eclipse.

Software Quality – You Know It when You See It

Posted by Erik Dörnenburg  on  Aug 30, 2011 1

Erik Dörnenburg explains how to use various visualization tools to spot patterns, trends and outliers in the code that are an indication of code quality level.

A Crash Course in Modern Hardware

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Jan 12, 2010 17

Cliff Click discusses the Von Neumann architecture, CISC vs RISC, Instruction-Level Parallelism, pipelining, out-of-order dispatch, cache misses, memory performance, and tips to improve performance.

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