"Debugging" tag

A Peek Into GNU debugger GDB

This tutorial is aimed towards those who want to learn how to use the GNU debugger GDB in Linux. The tutorial assumes that the reader knows what debugging is, has basic knowledge of…

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FOSS Helps Naaptol Take E-Commerce to New Heights!

Naaptol, a leading virtual home shopping platform, grew phenomenally by placing its bets on open source technology. Adopting the FOSS model not only helped the e-commerce giant cut down on its early investments,…

Leverage Your Programming Skills with Erlang!

The Erlang programming language is used to build massive scalable real-time software systems that require high availability. Some of its uses are in telecom, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. The runtime…

What makes Firebug a Developer’s delight?

Here’s an introduction to Firebug, which is used primarily for debugging client side scripts in real time and reducing development time. It also helps in creating bug-free code that can run across leading…

Getting Started with an Open Source Circuit Simulator

Life can be a bit tough without all the electronic gadgets we have got used to. But making an electronic circuit work is even tougher. For electronics hobbyists, there is a lot that…

Going Virtual With OpenVZ

This article is an introduction to OpenVZ, an open source container-based virtualisation solution for Linux. In computing, virtualisation is the creation of a virtual version of a hardware platform, operating system, storage or…

Moth that caused the malfunction in the Mark II computer

Joy of Programming: Why is a Software Glitch Called a ‘Bug’?

In this column, we’ve always covered unusual and interesting technical topics. This month, we discuss the word “bug”, and the history behind its use in the software context. There are three things common…

Hmm... time to debug

GDB: Logging Function Parameters, Part 1

Sometimes an application’s release version crashes in particular scenarios, but the debug version does not — and to make matters worse, the call-trace gets corrupted. It’s then very difficult to find the cause…

Debug that!

Device Drivers, Part 10: Kernel-Space Debuggers in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about kernel-space debugging in Linux. Shweta, back from hospital, was relaxing in the library, reading various books. Ever since she…

Hacker alert!

Modify-function-return-value Hack! — Part 1

Sometimes it’s helpful to think from a hacker’s perspective. The information obtained can be used to write better code and a secure application. An application shipped in release mode (without any debug information)…

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