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LLVM has Documented the PDB Format, Complete with PDB to YAML Conversion

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

LLVM can now generate PDB files, allowing the use of Windows debugging tools. In addition, they have documented the format and created tooling for analyzing with and generating PDB files from YAML.

DevOps Follow 101 Followers

Oracle Releases Open Source Container Utilities, Including A New Container Runtime Written in Rust

by Daniel Bryant Follow 15 Followers on  Jul 10, 2017

Oracle has released three open source container utilities including Smith, an OCI image-compliant container builder that creates “microcontainers” with a single executable and its dependencies; Crashcart, a microcontainer debugging tool; and Railcar, a Rust-based alternative container runtime that implements the OCI-runtime specification.

Cloud Follow 33 Followers

AWS Lambda Support Added to AWS X-Ray Distributed Tracing Service

by Daniel Bryant Follow 15 Followers on  May 30, 2017

Following from the General Availability (GA) release of the AWS X-Ray distributed tracing service in April, Amazon has added AWS Lambda support for AWS X-Ray, enabling function invocations and associated metadata to be recorded, displayed graphically via the AWS Console, and analysed for debugging or fault resolution purposes.

JavaScript Follow 36 Followers

Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

by David Iffland Follow 2 Followers on  May 24, 2017

The upcoming version of Chrome DevTools has a number of new features that can help developers build faster web pages and have an easier time debugging complex asynchronous code. At Google I/O 2017, Paul Irish presented a State of the Union showcasing a number of these new features.

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Microsoft Adds Application Insights Support for Azure Functions

by Kent Weare Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

Microsoft recently announced an initial preview of Application Insights support for Azure Functions. As a result of this integration between the two services, developers now get built-in instrumentation for their code and a portal to view trends in their code’s performance. Developers are also able to set monitoring thresholds which can be used to create alerts or a callout to external webhooks.

DevOps Follow 101 Followers

Honeycomb - A Tool for Debugging Complex Systems

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 31, 2016 1

Honeycomb is a tool for observing and correlating events in distributed systems. It provides a different approach from existing tools like Zipkin in that it moves away from the single-request-tracing model to a more free-form model of collecting and querying data across layers and dimensions.

Mobile Follow 24 Followers

Visual Studio Code Now Supports Debugging of iOS Web Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

A new extension for Visual Studio Code aims to allow developers to debug JavaScript web apps and sites running on iOS devices directly from their editor both on Mac and Windows, writes Microsoft program manager for JavaScript Diagnostics Kenneth Auchenberg.

Architecture & Design Follow 279 Followers

Five Ways to Not Mess Up Microservices in Production

by Mark Little Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 19, 2016

Alex Zhitnitsky of Takipi has written about five ways to try to improve the chances of successful deployed of microservices into production. As we will see, they share many similarities with other independent efforts, perhaps leading us to agreement on top areas of concern, if not ways of solving these problems.

Culture & Methods Follow 71 Followers

How to Effectively Debug Software

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 09, 2016 1

InfoQ interviewed Diomidis Spinellis, author of the books Code Reading and Code Quality, about finding and fixing errors in software, principles for debugging software and how to improve the effectiveness of debugging, how to write code that requires less debugging, and what managers can do to support error prevention and handling.

Culture & Methods Follow 71 Followers

Understanding Large Codebases with Software Evolution

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  May 12, 2016

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.

.NET Follow 52 Followers

Microsoft Open Sources PDB

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 12, 2016 2

PDB or Program DataBase is a central component of the Windows ecosystem. Whether you write code in C++ or .NET, without a PDB file even basic tasks such as stepping through code becomes impossible. And yet, the PDB format is largely a black box. At least until now.

Java Follow 131 Followers

Artfully Benchmarking Java 8 Streams and Lambdas

by Monica Beckwith Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 10, 2015 4

Benchmarking and comparing Java 8 functional-style programming with the imperative-style can be tricky at times. Takipi blogs' recent posting shows us how.

Mobile Follow 24 Followers

Android Studio 2.0 Introduces Hot Code Swapping

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 24, 2015 1

Android Studio 2.0 has hit the canary channel, and the focus of the improvements in this release is to make the development as streamlined as possible, including hot code swapping, faster builds, faster emulator, GPU Profiler and Debugger, and running multiple types of tests in the same time.

.NET Follow 52 Followers

Microsoft Makes Samples and Documentation Public for Concord, Visual Studio Debug Engine

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 1 Followers on  Oct 07, 2015

Visual Studio debug engine documentation is now available online, along with two samples. This debug engine, codenamed Concord, is Visual Studio's new debug engine that originally shipped in Visual Studio 2012.

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Facebook Open Sources Infer, a Static Analysis Tool

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 11, 2015

Facebook has open sourced Infer, a static analysis tool for C, Java and Objective-C.

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