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Chrome DevTools

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Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft offers Visual Studio Code, a text editor that supports code editing, debugging, IntelliSense syntax highlighting, and other features.

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Chrome DevTools

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Redgate SQL Toolbelt Essentials

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dbForge SQL Tools

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Percepio Tracealyzer

Tracealyzer® lets embedded software developers dive deep into the real-time behavior with the goal of speeding up debugging, optimizing performance and verifying software timing. Requiring no special hardware, Tracealyzer uses software instrumentation to record software event traces.…

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ReSharper

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BMC AMI DevX

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Progress Telerik Fiddler

Fiddler is a suite of products from Progress Telerik, designed to help users with web debugging and troubleshooting.

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SonarLint

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Memfault

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NerdVision
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Thundra APM
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Sidekick by Thundra

Sidekick, supported and offered by Thundra, is an open-source live application debugger that lets users troubleshoot applications while they keep on running.

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Bloodhound API Microgateway
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Bloodhound is a lightweight API debugging gateway that is free to download and open source, which was developed by API Fortress, now a Sauce Labs company (acquired December 2020).

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Rookout
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Rookout aims to empower engineers to solve customer issues 5x faster, by making debugging easy and accessible in any environment; from cloud native to on-prem and from dev to production. With its live data collection and debugging platform, Rookout allows software engineers to handle…

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Backtrace, from Sauce Labs

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Siemens Questa

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Sourcery CodeBench

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IDA PRO
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TotalView HPC Debugging Software

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Brownie
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XJTAG
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Lumigo
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Kaption
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Cadence Tenselica and Design IP

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Learn More About Debugging Tools

What are Debugging Tools?

With as much technology as we use today, it’s inevitable that issues such as viruses and bugs within our operating system will eventually present themselves. Luckily developers are prepared for this by Javascript debugging tools that combat internal computer bugs through the use of increased visibility which includes the ability to have a snapshot of your overall application state. This visibility aids in preventing viruses before they happen.

Debugging tools, or simply debuggers, also allow come with increased analysis and testing. They are continuously testing a hypothesis of issues and analyzing the best possible scenarios going forward. This increase of speed and simplicity when resolving internal issues allows a business or an individual to save a generous amount of time and focus on their work that would have been otherwise consumed by the bug.

Programmers are dealing more and more with bugs and viruses within their work. It’s important to have the right debugging programs with the proper tools going forward to help simplify the process when the time comes you need to fix the problem. It’s best to invest beforehand and be prepared before the issue comes into play. This will save you a lot of time and a lot less pain.

Debugging Tools Features

Some of the most common features found within debuggers include:

  • Built-in tools
  • Dashboards
  • Encrypted Communication
  • Examination of the state of the application
  • Code editor
  • GIT Integration
  • Integrates with latest technologies
  • Memory Protection
  • Processes real-time errors

Debugging Tools Comparison

Ease of use. Some of the debugging applications have a steeper learning curve than others. Depending on how much time you have or are willing to spend learning the system, be sure to keep in mind ease of use before purchasing.

Multiple Databases. It may be beneficial to inquire about the system’s ability for connectivity with multiple databases as well as debug on virtual machines and remote hosts. This is a tool that could be very useful and time-saving for the programmer.

Automation. Certain tools within debugging systems could be automated such as code completion. This would be a very convenient tool for the programmer and is worth inquiring about.

Pricing Information

For limited error and performance monitoring, it is possible to use a debugger at no cost. Most systems have a free trial and offer a paid starting package beginning at around $9 to $30, and a business package at $50 to $80. For enterprise pricing, vendors usually do not disclose their pricing and therefore must be contacted for a custom quote. Most will offer a free trial prior to purchasing which is recommended.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do debugging tools do?

Debugging tools, or simply debuggers, are programs that help developers and programmers locate bugs in code through increased visibility, analysis, and testing. They essentially take a snapshot of the current state of the application to prevent viruses and work to speed up the process of resolving issues when they do happen. With increased technology use, they are now more than ever essential for anyone dealing with code.

What are the benefits of using debugging tools?

Debuggers are beneficial because they allow or transparency of the application for the users. They also save the developer a generous amount of time when resolving an issue that they would otherwise find themselves stuck on.

How much do debugging tools cost?

For limited error and performance monitoring, it is possible to use a debugger at no cost. Most systems have a free trial and offer a paid starting package beginning at around $9 to $30, and a business package at $50 to $80. For enterprise pricing, vendors usually do not disclose their pricing and therefore must be contacted for a custom quote. Most will offer a free trial prior to purchasing which is recommended.