Relative debugging in an integrated development environment

Abramson, David, Chu, Clement, Kurniawan, Donny and Searle, Aaron (2009) Relative debugging in an integrated development environment. Software: Practice and Experience, 39 14: 1157-1183. doi:10.1002/spe.932


Author Abramson, David
Chu, Clement
Kurniawan, Donny
Searle, Aaron
Title Relative debugging in an integrated development environment
Journal name Software: Practice and Experience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0038-0644
1097-024X
Publication date 2009-09-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/spe.932
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 39
Issue 14
Start page 1157
End page 1183
Total pages 27
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Relative Debugging allows a user to compare the internal state of two programs as they run, making it possible to test whether two programs perform the same function given the same input. When implemented with a command line user interface, a relative debugger looks like traditional debugging tools with the addition of commands that describe which structures should be equivalent in the two programs. In this paper, we discuss relative debugging within an integrated development environment, and show that there are significant advantages over a command line form. We describe a pluggable, modular, architecture that works with a variety of different products, including Microsoft's Visual Studio, SUN's NetBeans, and IBM's Eclipse.
Keyword Debugging
Integrated development environments
Software tools
Technology
Productivity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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