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Understanding Large Codebases with Software Evolution

by Ben Linders Follow 9 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 103 Followers

Microsoft Open Sources PDB

by Jonathan Allen Follow 130 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 375 Followers

Artfully Benchmarking Java 8 Streams and Lambdas

by Monica Beckwith Follow 126 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 51 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 103 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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Visual Studio Code v0.3: Support for Rust and F# debugging

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 08, 2015

Microsoft has released v0.3 of its native Visual Studio application, bringing with it support for Rust, as well as changes to keybindings.

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Developing Provably-Correct Software Using Formal Methods

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  May 22, 2015 9

Computer-checked models can be used to prove that core communications and state management in a software program are 100% logically correct. Such models can also be used to generate 100% correct source code. The usage of formal methods can reduce costs and time to market and help to deliver highly reliable software products.

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Vorlon.js Released, Aims to Help Developers Remotely Test and Debug JavaScript Code

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  May 07, 2015

Microsoft has released Vorlon.js, a remote debugging tool for JavaScript. Announcing the tool in a MSDN blog post, creator David Catuhe described Vorlon.js as "a small web server you can run from your local machine, or install on a server for your team to access, that serves the Vorlon.js dashboard and communicates with the remote devices."

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Code Aware Libraries with Roslyn

by Jonathan Allen Follow 130 Followers on  May 01, 2015

Code Aware Libraries are “libraries that provide guidance on correct use through embedded tooling and operates on the user’s code in real time.”

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Facebook Stetho: Debugging Any Android App with Chrome DevTools

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 23, 2015

Facebook has open sourced Stetho, an Android debugging bridge enabling developers to debug their apps using Chrome DevTools.

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Reveal 1.5 Released, Adding 35 New Features Including Auto-Layout Support

by Matt McComb Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 10, 2015

Itty Bitty apps last week released (http://revealapp.com/features/#debug) version 1.5 of their iOS layout debugging app Reveal; which features 35 new features and a refreshed user interface.

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IntelliJ IDEA 14 Arrives

by Matt Raible Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 06, 2014 1

JetBrains released IntelliJ IDEA 14 a month ahead of schedule. This release introduces a wealth of innovative features, including a new decompiler, debugger improvements, editor enhancements, support for Android Wear/TV, and support for many JavaScript frameworks.

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New Device Mode in Google Chrome

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 29, 2014

In an upcoming Chrome release, Google upgraded DevTools with a new “Device Mode” to enable streamlined device display emulation, media query inspection, and a new network throttling tool. These tools make it easier for developers to emulate various devices and situations that their web page will encounter in the wild.

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Debugging iOS File Corruption at Facebook

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 27, 2014

Facebook engineers Slobodan Predolac and Nicolas Spielberg have recently described how they "solved a long-term mobile debugging problem and reduced the crash rate ... by more than 50 percent." In the process, they show general useful techniques and a few Facebook tools that can help with large, rapidly evolving codebases.

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