Towards Efficient Object-Centric Debugging with Declarative Breakpoints

Corrodi, Claudio (July 2016). Towards Efficient Object-Centric Debugging with Declarative Breakpoints. In: Extended Abstracts of the Ninth Seminar on Advanced Techniques and Tools for Software Evolution (SATToSE 2016). Bergen, Norway.

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Debuggers are central tools in IDEs for inspecting and repairing software systems. However, they are often generic tools that operate on a low level of abstraction. Developers need to use simple breakpoint capabilities and interpret the raw data presented by the debugger. They are confronted with a large abstraction gap between application domain and debugger presentations. We propose an approach for debugging object-oriented programs, using expressive and flexible breakpoints that operate on sets of objects instead of a particular line of source code. This allows developers to adapt the debugger to their domain and work on a higher level of abstraction, which enables them to be more productive. We give an overview of the approach and demonstrate the idea with a simple use case, and we discuss how our approach differs from existing work.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Abstract)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG)

UniBE Contributor:

Corrodi, Claudio


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics




Oscar Nierstrasz

Date Deposited:

30 Jan 2017 12:49

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 18:28

Uncontrolled Keywords:

scg-pub snf-asa2 scg16 jb16 skip-doi




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