InfoQ interviewed Adam Tornhill, author of Your Code as a Crime Scene, about software evolution and mining social information from code and how to use this to increase the understanding of large codebases, how to create a geographical profile of code, and the benefits that can be gained from techniques like mining social information and geographical profiling.
Java has introduced a new option that enable generation of mixed-mode flame graphs in JDK versions 8 and 9. InfoQ speaks to Netflix performance engineer Brendan Gregg about how this option gives application developers a clearer, combined system and JVM profile of their applications than was possible before.
Code Aware Libraries are “libraries that provide guidance on correct use through embedded tooling and operates on the user’s code in real time.”
Zoeticx has written middleware which can unify data from any current provider into a single common format. Their newly released API provides easy access to that middleware, enabling developers to easily write applications against multiple databases storing records in different formats.
On each day of the 3-day conference at the inviting environs offered at the Hyatt there was a jam-packed schedule of speakers, exhibits and activities that made for some difficult decisions as to which tracks and what happening to attend.
For the recent 2013 version release of their Java Profiler, YourKit focused on improving its high level data collection features. The intention of the so called J2EE high level profiling is to get insight into the logical processing, rather than just providing timing information.
Augmenting the roster of tribulations haranguing Obamacare and the healthcare.gov website comes a technical deep-dive performed by leading performance monitoring organization AppDynamics that paints a picture of a sophomoric development initiative used to build that site.
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.
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.
New Relic has recently updated their iPhone App with improved chart history and includes several bug fixes. It enables you to monitor plugins and get alerts as and when they are generated by the monitoring engine.
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.
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.
Visual Studio 2013 comes with a better memory profiler for .NET applications, but it is still far behind the other commercial offerings.
This article contains the testimonies of several project leaders detailing the process used to achieve a low Coverity Scan defect density.
Program Verification Systems, the creator of PVS-Studio, a static code analyzer for C and C++, has published a list of programming errors, some of them being found in popular open source projects such as Chromium, TortoiseSVN, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL, and others.