Trace Tools Enhance System and Application Diagnostics (.PDF Download)

A debugger can help track down problems in an application. Setting a breakpoint and stepping through code can help developers understand how an application is really working and see where problems may occur. The problem with this approach is many applications are time sensitive and stopping them in the middle of an operation can be catastrophic. For example, hitting a breakpoint in the middle of a motor control application can do bad things to a high-speed, spinning rotor that is no longer

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