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CPPCast Guest Appearance

Our CEO, Abel Mathew, did a guest appearance at the end of last year on CPPCast. CPPCast is a podcast for C++ devs by C++ devs (hosts Rob Irving and Jason Turner). Rob, Jason, and Abel talk about C++ issues and items such as Zap CC, Conan joining JFrog, and how developers use C++. Abel also… Read More

Building a Go Debugger

Earlier this year we published a post titled Implementing A Debugger: The Fundamentals. This post gave an overview of debuggers, what they do, and how they work. In today’s post, we build upon this knowledge and talk about our journey of extending Backtrace’s debugger to support Go. Intro If you have the time and haven’t… Read More

Implementing a Debugger: The Fundamentals

This is the first of a two-part series describing the implementation of a generic debugging tool. Part one covers the core internals of a debugger; part two focuses on extending a debugger to support a specific programming language — Go. Implementing a debugging tool may seem like a monumental task. gdb, one of the most… Read More

Symbolic Debugging with DWARF

Symbolic debuggers are one of the most important tools in the programmer’s toolkit, but also one of the most overlooked pieces of technology. They have to work in some of the harshest conditions, supporting a huge set of programming languages and aggressive transformations by compilers. What makes them work? And when don’t they work? In… Read More