Object-Centric Profiling: Advanced Visualizations to Tame Wild Execution

Alexandre BergelBy Alexandre Bergel (alexandre.bergel@me.com)   and Vanessa Peña

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Programming environments have tremendously evolved over the last decade. However, this evolution is not uniform. The range of tools available to analyze the execution is still limited and based on a fixed and static representation of source code. As a consequence, applications are profiled along their static structure, in terms of methods and classes, instead of the real elements that made up a computation: objects and messages. Code execution profiling is a weak point of most programming languages and environment.

In this presentation, we will present and demonstrate state-of-the-Art profilers, which output sexy graphical representations of code execution and test coverage. These profilers have been successfully used in numerous large projects.

 

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