Static analysis has a broad set of capabilities to offer the .NET world. It can enforce pattern-based rules, whether they're based on proven standards or custom patterns that help you identify application-specific defects. Nevertheless, some defects cannot be detected by this analysis technique. The flow analysis feature of dotTEST does exactly that.
A debugger is a great tool for examining the internal state of an application, reproducing however a specific issue is a completely different matter. Fully replicating the production environment into a staging area might even be a feat on its own. Meet recording debuggers that remove all the guesswork and extra effort by monitoring the application in production and knowing exactly what happened.
This article explores how to set up, test out, and work with the MonoTouch debugger while developing iPhone applications, including debugging running applications over Wifi. 2
Effective Java, Second Edition by Joshua Bloch is an updated version of the classic first edition, which won a 2001 Jolt Award. InfoQ asked Bloch questions about the areas that the new edition covers. 8
"Ruby has no debugger" - this misconception has stuck around for ages. Time to eradicate it: Ruby does indeed have powerful debugging support. We look at what's available for all Ruby implementations.
Patrick Smacchia is a Visual C# MVP with over 15 years of software development experience. He is the lead developer of NDepend.
Annotating existing object graphs - we show a simple, extensible solution using Ruby's singleton classes.
Srini & Kavitha Penchikala give an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing, with a sample application. 16
Mark Figley talks about enforcing coding standards and best practices in an automated fashion through the build process. 5
In this InfoQ article, Boris Lublinsky highlights the problems with exception handling in SOA, and suggests applying SOA principles to exception handling as a solution. 7
A comprehensive intro to the MOle, a plugin that provides insight into the inner workings of Ruby on Rails in realtime, as requests come in and get processed. 3