Lone Star Software Symposium: Dallas
November 4 - 6, 2005 - Dallas, TX
View the event details here ».
Advanced Enterprise Debugging Techniques
This session discusses techniques and tools for debugging enterprise applications (without using System.out.println()!)
It's an interesting dilemma – we have the best tools for software development ever, yet developers are still debugging enterprise applications using ystem.out.println()! This session discusses techniques and tools for debugging enterprise applications. It shows how to perform remote debugging through all the major IDEs, either on the same machine or across a network. It also shows how to debug using the command-line jdb debugger (the only one guaranteed to always be available).This session shows how to debug web, EJB, and lightweight enterprise applications. It discusses class loaders, interactive enterprise debugging with Groovy, and how to automate repetitive tasks using JWebUnit and Selenium, making the computer do work for you instead of vice versa (how many times do you have to walk multiple pages through a web application to get to the point where you can debug it?). This session shows you how to automate these and other common debugging tasks. The goal is to make hunting and eliminating bugs in complex applications much easier.
Key Session Points: • Setting up remote debugging in IDE's o Eclipse o IntelliJ • Effective remote debugging • When it's all you've got: jdb and enterprise applications • Forensic debugging using loggers • Debugging web applications o Inspector o Bookmarklets • Debugging EJB • Debugging in lightweight frameworks • Interactive Debugging with Groovy • Automating debugging tasks o JWebUnit o Selenium
About Neal Ford
Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery.
Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis.
He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of 6 books, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Groovy, functional languages, Scheme, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.More About Neal »