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  • Q&A with Diomidis Spinellis on Effective Debugging

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 24, 2016

    The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems. It provides methods, strategies, techniques, and tools for finding and removing faults, and gives examples for using them in different settings.

  • The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

    by Adam Pahlevi on  Mar 11, 2016 2

    Hot-fix redeployment is a waste of time and effort at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fix deployments to almost zero.

  • What’s New in iOS 9: Xcode 7 and Other Developer Tools

    by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 09, 2015

    In the first four installments of this series, we reviewed new and enhanced frameworks included with iOS 9 SD, changes to Swift and Objective-C, and the new Safari content blocking API. In this article, we will describe what is new within Apple Developer Tools, including Xcode Playgrounds, LLDB, UI testing, Interface Builder, etc.

Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

Posted by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert on  Mar 18, 2015

A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around or through the challenge of doing fast iterations.

5 Advanced Java Debugging Techniques Every Developer Should Know About

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jan 20, 2015

With architectures becoming wider and more concurrent, dealing with errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five techniques for finding and fixing bugs in production. 3

Hunting Java Concurrency Bugs

Posted by Dr. Heinz Kabutz on  Aug 05, 2014

Concurrency bugs come in many forms. In this article Java Specialist Dr. Heinz Kabutz examines two threading bugs he discovered in the core Java libraries. 7

God-Mode in Production Code

Posted by Tal Weiss on  Jun 26, 2014

Takipi is makes it just as easy to debug Java and Scala code in production as it is on your desktop 2

Interview with Sandi Metz on Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Jun 28, 2013

InfoQ talked with Sandi Metz, author of "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" about her book, learning from open source code, making sensible use of code analysis tools and other topics.

Refactoring Legacy Applications: A Case Study

Posted by Chen Ping on  Feb 27, 2013

To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code. 7

.NET Static Analysis and Parasoft dotTEST

Posted by Arthur Hicken on  Oct 06, 2011

Static analysis has a broad set of capabilities to offer the .NET world. Nevertheless, some defects cannot be detected by this analysis technique. The flow analysis feature of dotTEST does that. 1

Discover Recording JVM Debuggers

Posted by Kostis Kapelonis on  Sep 23, 2011

A different breed of JVM debuggers has emerged that removes all the guesswork from replicating a bug. They simply record the running application and know exactly what happened. 3

Profiling java.util.concurrent locks

Posted by Yao Qi, Raja Das, and Zhi Da Luo on  May 27, 2010

IBM’s Yao Qi, Raja Das, and Zhi Da Luo describe jucprofiler, an alphaWorks tool designed to profile multicore applications that make use of the java.util.concurrent classes introduced in Java 5. 2

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