BT

Does Azure Debugging Cost Too Much?

by Jonathan Allen on Jul 07, 2010 |

IntelliTrace is a powerful tracing framework built into Visual Studio 2010. It hooks directly into the .NET runtime, avoiding the messiness of manually instrumenting code or relying on IL-rewriters to insert logging for you. The information it captures is quite extensive, even catching all of the local variables on the stack when an event is triggered.

Since Azure’s architecture doesn’t support remote debugging and IntelliTrace logs can be shipped like any other file, Azure and InteillTrace make for a perfect match. All you have to do it just install Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and enable IntelliTrace on your server roles.

Unfortunately the price for this wasn’t mentioned in the announcement. IntelliTrace is only available with Visual Studio Ultimate edition. At just under 12,000 per developer for a one-year subscription, it isn’t something most shops can afford. This is especially worrisome for the start-ups that are looking to Azure to help them manage growth.

Hello stranger!

You need to Register an InfoQ account or or login to post comments. But there's so much more behind being registered.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

Tell us what you think

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Thanks for that by Mike Gale

Hopefully this is a mistake, or not thought out.

With luck it will be fixed soon.

There's a lot of smart innovative folks don't want or need those high priced packages. I can't believe there's any intent to kick such people in the teeth.

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

1 Discuss

Educational Content

General Feedback
Bugs
Advertising
Editorial
InfoQ.com and all content copyright © 2006-2014 C4Media Inc. InfoQ.com hosted at Contegix, the best ISP we've ever worked with.
Privacy policy
BT