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Towards a Moldable Debugger

Publikationsart Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Tagungsbeitrag (peer-reviewed)
Publikationsjahr 2013
Autor/in Chiçs Andrei, Nierstrasz Oscar, Gîrba Tudor
Projekt Agile Software Assessment
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Tagungsbeitrag (peer-reviewed)

Titel der Proceedings Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications, 2013
Status Publiziert
DOI 10.1145/2489798.2489801

Open Access

Abstract

The debugger is an essential tool in any programming environment, as it helps developers understand the dynamic behaviour of software systems. However, traditional debuggers fail in answering domain-specific questions, as the semantics of what they show and do are fixed. In this paper we introduce our work towards a moldable debugger which, unlike traditional debuggers, both adapts itself and can be adapted to a particular debugging context. Thus, it allows developers to answer their questions by using concepts from their own application domains.