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20120266139Thread-Specific Watch Event Administration In A Non-Stop Debugging Environment - A non-stop debugging environment includes a debugger configured to debug a multi-threaded debuggee, where encountering an event by one of threads stops execution of only the one thread without concurrently stopping execution of other threads. In the non-stop debugging environment, thread-specific watch event administration includes holding from execution, by the debugger, a thread triggering a watch event; determining, by the debugger, whether the watch event was set for the thread triggering the watch event; if the watch event was set for the thread triggering the watch event, setting, by the debugger, the debug perspective of a GUI to the thread triggering the watch event; and, if the watch event was not set for the thread triggering the watch event: retrieving, by the debugger, watch event information from the thread triggering the watch event; and resuming, by the debugger without user interaction, execution of the thread triggering the watch event.10-18-2012
20120266138Event Management In A Non-Stop Debugging Environment - Event management in a non-stop debugging environment that includes a debugger configured to debug a multi-threaded debuggee, where encountering an event by one of the threads stops execution of only the one thread without concurrently stopping execution of other threads and event management includes: receiving, by the debugger, a user request to establish a dynamically disabled event that is disabled for all threads upon a stop in execution of any thread; establishing, by the debugger, the dynamically disabled event; identifying, by the debugger, a stop in execution of a particular thread; and disabling, by the debugger, the dynamically disabled event for all threads of the debuggee.10-18-2012
20090193396Debugging a Statechart for a Real Time Target - System and method for debugging a statechart on a target device. The statechart may be created or displayed on a display and may include a plurality of state icons connected by wires. One or more debugging operations may be specified for the statechart. The statechart may be executed on the target device. The target device may provide debugging information to a computer during execution of the statechart. The debugging information may be displayed on the computer and may be usable to aid in debugging the statechart.07-30-2009
20110202901AUTOMATED SOFTWARE TESTING AND VALIDATION SYSTEM - An automated software testing system allows automated test script generation with fully parameterized scripts, execution, and result correlation in a recreatable and adaptable manner. A software Application Under Test (AUT) is identified and includes a process having Graphical User Interface (GUI) windows, objects and data elements. A test thread tree is generated corresponding to the windows, objects and data elements in the process. A data structure is generated to enumerate test cases indicative of the windows, objects and data elements in the AUT process. Also generated is a parameterized script indicative of each of the test cases and having string values instead of hard-coded data of the AUT process. A global change manager automates modifying in the data structure, data object attributes across multiple scripts. A Scenario view or data generation member generates Test Descriptions and automates documentation of test cases based on the script. The script is executed to apply each of the test cases to the AUT and receive a response for each test case from the AUT.08-18-2011
20130086555STEP GRANULARITY SELECTION IN A SOFTWARE DEBUGGER - A debugger allows a programmer to select the granularity of a line step function. Using a debugger step statement, the programmer can specify line step, statement step, or automatic selection. When the user specifies line step in the debugger statement, the debugger functions in true line step mode, where a line of source code is executed for each step. When the user specifies statement step in the debugger statement, the debugger functions in statement step mode, where a statement is executed for each step. When the user specifies automatic selection in the debugger statement, the program is analyzed, and a decision regarding whether to use line step or statement step is made based on the characteristics of the program and based on user-specified selection criteria. In this manner the function of the debugger when line stepping can vary according to the programmer's needs.04-04-2013
20130036403METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEBUGGING PROGRAMS - A computer-implemented method, apparatus and computer program product for debugging programs, the method comprising: displaying a graphic waveform showing values of one or more state variables of a computer program being debugged in two or more points in time; receiving a user selection from points in time, of an indication to a selected point in time in execution from the graphic waveform; and resuming within a debugger an execution state of the computer program associated with the selected point in time.02-07-2013
20100042975MESSAGE LOGGING FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS - A computer system comprises a storage medium configured to store software instructions; a processing unit configured to execute the software instructions; a bus; and an acknowledge device coupled to the processing unit via the bus. The processing unit is further configured to periodically write debug messages to the acknowledge device during execution of the software instructions and the acknowledge device is configured to acknowledge the debug messages prior to processing the debug messages.02-18-2010
20090158256FEEDING TEST METRICS INTO AN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT TO AID SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS TO IMPROVE CODE QUALITY - A method, apparatus and program product for using test results to improve code quality are provided. An IDE or program operable with an IDE retrieves automated test results for a code sequence. The IDE or separate program detects the code sequence during source code development in an IDE. The test results are then presented in the IDE during source code development.06-18-2009
20100095276TEST DATA CREATION AND EXECUTION SYSTEM FOR SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE - A test data creation and execution system provides an efficient way to dramatically improve testing of web service based applications. The test data creation and execution system assists testers in identifying and executing various combinations of unit tests, as well as integration and regression testing of web services and methods of web services. The test data creation and execution system provides testers the functionality to rapidly produce high quality web services based applications.04-15-2010
20120167054Collecting Program Runtime Information - System(s), method(s), and computer program product(s) for collecting program runtime information are provided. In one aspect, this comprises: an instrumentation module for inserting, by program instrumentation, monitoring code into the constructor of an exception class in a program to run; and a monitoring module implemented by said monitoring code, the monitoring module for collecting program runtime information during the running process of the program. In another aspect, this comprises: obtaining verification point variables from assertions for a program to be tested; inserting monitoring code into positions in the program that access the obtained verification point variables; and as the program runs, collecting runtime information of the program by the inserted monitoring code.06-28-2012
20120167053TARGETING CODE SECTIONS FOR CORRECTING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT DEFECTS USING RECORDS OF A DEFECT TRACKING SYSTEM - An unresolved defect can be identified in a computer program product. It may not be initially known which of a plurality of different code segments of the computer program product are able to be modified to correct to repair the unresolved defect. A subset of the different code segments can be predicted utilizing information contained within a database of previously reported defects. The predicting can be determined based on a set of code segments that were previously modified to correct or repair the previously reported defects as detailed within the database.06-28-2012
20120167051ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROGRAM STRUCTURE ANALYSIS - An electronic device for program structure analysis is provided. The electronic device stores at least one program. The electronic device obtains one program from the data storage in response to user input and extracts structure identifiers of the program. After the identifiers of the program are obtained, the electronic device analyzes the obtained structure identifiers according to a predetermined rule to obtain a structure of the program. The structure of the program can be displayed using a table, web, or help file.06-28-2012
20130091493Debugging a Graphics Application Executing on a Target Device - Debugging a graphics application executing on a target device. The graphics application may execute CPU instructions to generate graphics commands to graphics hardware for generation of graphics on a display. A breakpoint for the graphics application may be detected at a first time. In response to detecting the breakpoint, one or more graphics commands which were executed by the graphics hardware proximate to the first time may be displayed. Additionally, source code corresponding to CPU instructions which generated the one or more graphics commands may be displayed.04-11-2013
20100269101EVENT LOGGING AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR APPLICATIONS - An event logging and analysis mechanism which creates an event object for event of an application to be logged. The event logging mechanism logs into the event object the start time, end time and other information regarding the event. The analysis of the collected event objects may include hierarchical and contextual grouping as well as aggregation of events considered to be identical. The mechanism operates independent of the application whose events it logs and can be turned on and off independently. A user may define the levels of hierarchy and contexts upon which to analyze the event objects.10-21-2010
20090307666REAL-TIME VALIDATION OF INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS - A validation tool providing real-time validation of interactive content applications includes a static analysis engine that extrapolates the timeline of an application and the application's behavior over that timeline. The static analysis engine watches various types of data associated with the application's markup document and works through an editor to inform the user if the application has exceeded defined limits as the application is being built. The validation tool is further configured with a dynamic simulator that is arranged as a state machine that shares state information with the static analysis engine to enable the validation tool to display useful information such as pixel buffer usage at a given time code. The validation tool is further configured to provide a real-time application preview with which the user may interact to immediately evaluate cause and effect of any changes that are made in the application code using the editor.12-10-2009
20120192156TEST CASE PATTERN MATCHING - A method of providing feedback on source code being created includes receiving source code and processing the received source code according to a predefined rule set to create a representation of the received source code. A source code repository is accessed that includes source code fragments. Each source code fragment in the repository has been processed according to the predefined rule set to create representations of the respective source code fragments. The representation of the received source code is compared to each representation of the source code fragments. A matching score is calculated for the representation of the received source code with respect to each representation of the source code fragments based upon an output of the comparison step. An output derived from the calculated matching scores is presented.07-26-2012
20120192155CODE ADVISOR FOR WEB COMPATIBILITY AND INTEROPERABILITY - Various embodiments provide an investigative tool to enable webpage content to be analyzed. In at least some embodiments, the investigative tool, hereinafter “code advisor”, allows the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to be tracked. By tracking API use as script for a webpage executes, the code advisor can determine if compatibility and/or interoperability issues exist in regards to webpage content. If an issue does exist, in at least some embodiments, code advisor can select one or more messages associated with the issue and provide guidance to enable the issue to be addressed.07-26-2012
20130074042VISUALIZING THREAD STATE DURING PROGRAM DEBUGGING - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for visualizing thread state during program debugging. A tooltip can present a visual summary of the execution state of the application threads, what the values are, and patterns in the values, during debugging. As such, a developer debugging a parallel application can see the status of threads within a thread block. A visual tooltip (or other presentation mechanism) can be activated by hovering (e.g., placing a mouse pointer) over a user interface element. A visual tooltip can be presented by hovering over a status rollup visualization of the thread states or by hovering over an icon that appears in the code gutter for a code segment. Accordingly, developers can get a concise visual summary of thread states, variables, and values during debugging.03-21-2013
20130074045INTEGRATING COMPILER WARNINGS INTO A DEBUG SESSION - Integrating compiler warnings into a debug session including: receiving, by a debugger for a debug session of a debuggee from a compiler, compiled source code for execution and compiler warning data describing one or more compiler warnings generated at compile time of the debuggee, each compiler warning resulting from a source code variable statement in the debuggee source code; receiving, by the debugger, a request to evaluate a variable; determining, from the compiler warning data, whether evaluating the variable is dependent upon a source code variable statement resulting in a compiler warning; and, if evaluating the variable is dependent upon a source code variable statement resulting in a compiler warning, returning, by the debugger responsive to the request along with a result of the evaluation, a compiler warning indicator.03-21-2013
20130074044EVENT MANAGEMENT IN A NON-STOP DEBUGGING ENVIRONMENT - Event management in a non-stop debugging environment that includes a debugger configured to debug a debuggee, the debuggee including a number of threads of execution, where encountering an event by one of threads stops execution of only the one thread without concurrently stopping execution of other threads and event management includes: encountering, by a first thread, an event that stops execution of the first thread; while execution of the first thread is stopped, encountering, by each of one or more other threads, an event stopping execution of the other thread; queuing, by the debugger, the events stopping execution of the other threads; receiving, by the debugger from a user, an indication to flush one or more events from the queue; and flushing, by the debugger, the one or more events from the queue.03-21-2013
20130074043Self Generating Automation System (SGAS) including framework for automation of software functional testing - A business process component based framework enables test automation to be automated using a component generator and a script generator. The framework is implemented as a two-layer structure. A test script on the top layer is a test case with action description of each step. A component on the bottom layer is a representative of an autonomous GUI interface unit, such as a window. The component can execute any actions on any GUI objects on what it represents. In such a framework, each test case becomes a sequence of calling components. Each called component becomes a slave executing the actions. Both script and component become simple enough to be automated. In an exemplary embodiment, a script generator and a component generator are developed to automatically generate test scripts and components, which are implemented with QuickTest Professional, using test cases and GUI repository of components as their input, respectively.03-21-2013
20130061210INTERACTIVE DEBUGGING ENVIRONMENTS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING THE SAME - Described are systems and methods for generating interactive in memory objects from stored program failure data. An anomalous condition related to a program failure is detected. Data is captured regarding the anomalous condition. The captured data is stored. The stored data is converted into at least one in-memory object. A runtime environment is reproduced about a region of code related to the program failure from the at least one in-memory object.03-07-2013
20120117543Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Client-Specific Display Of Local Variables - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a network, collaborative software debugging includes presenting a client-specific GUI that includes a client-specific local variables pane; detecting user input including detecting, by at least one particular debug client, user input setting the client-specific local variables pane to display local variables of a stack frame associated with an active routine owned by the particular debug client; generating and sending to the debug server application-level messages; receiving client-specific debug results; and displaying the client-specific debug results, including: displaying, in the particular debug client's client-specific local variables pane, the local variables of the stack frame associated with the active routine owned by the particular debug client; and displaying, in another debug client's client-specific local variables pane, local variables of another stack frame.05-10-2012
20120117542Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Client-Specific Event Alerts - In a distributed system including a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, message router, back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes: presenting a client-specific GUI; detecting user input through the GUI, including user input specifying a location to establish an event; establishing a client-specific event alert to be invoked upon receipt of an event notification for the event; generating application-level messages, including a request to establish the event; sending application-level messages to the debug server, including the request; receiving client-specific debug results, including an event notification for the event; and displaying the client-specific debug results, including invoking the client-specific event alert responsive to the event notification, without invoking an alert by at least one of the other debug clients receiving the event notification.05-10-2012
20120117541Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Dynamically Displayed Chat Sessions - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving application-level messages, including receiving, a request to establish a chat session associated with a location in source code of the debuggee; routing the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger; returning client-specific debug results, including sending, to the debug clients, a notification of an established chat session; and administering, by the message router, chat content for the established chat session among debug clients. Debug clients display the chat content in a chat box at the location in source code when the view of source code includes the location.05-10-2012
20120272217Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Execution Resumption On Consensus - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving a number of application-level messages including a request to resume execution of the debuggee; routing the messages by the message router, providing distributed control of the back-end debugger to the debug clients, including: polling one or more debug clients for approval to resume execution of the debuggee and resuming execution of the debuggee only if a number of debug clients providing approval to resume execution of the debuggee exceeds a predefined threshold, and returning, by the debug server to the debug clients in response to the application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger, client-specific debug results.10-25-2012
20120272216Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Variable-Specific Messages - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes: receiving application-level messages, including receiving, from a requesting debug client, a request to establish a variable-specific message for a particular variable; routing the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including establishing the variable-specific message; and returning, to the debug clients, client-specific debug results, including: responsive to each request by a variable evaluating debug client to evaluate a variable and if a variable-specific message has been established for the variable to be evaluated, returning the content of the variable-specific message to be displayed in association with the variable in the variable evaluating debug client's client-specific GUI along with the evaluation of the variable.10-25-2012
20130167122VALIDATING VISUAL COMPONENTS - Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer-readable media for validating components of a dynamic user interface in an on-demand multi-tenant service environment are disclosed. Organizations corresponding to tenants in the on-demand multi-tenant service environment are identified. A multi-tenant database system residing on multiple servers is provided for each of the identified organizations. Dynamic user interface pages associated with the organizations are identified. First and second compilation outputs based upon respective first and second invocations of a compiler configured to compile the one or more dynamic user interface pages are produced with reference to respective first and second builds of computer program code. Differences between the first and second compilation outputs are identified and presented in a user interface on a display device of the multi-tenant service environment. The differences can be identified by performing a comparison and selecting one or more differences that match a pattern specifier.06-27-2013
20080295078In-process debugging using external debugging infrastructure - An in-process debugging experience can be implemented using an infrastructure that supports out-of-process debugging. A program that is to be debugged may be written in a command-line language that receives and processes input through an input loop. The interpreter for the language runs in a first process. A helper program is started in a second process, and attaches to the first process as if it were an out-of-process debugger. A debugging module is loaded into the interpreter, which provides user debugging commands that may utilize the helper program. When the program to be debugged generates a debug event, the event is received by the helper process, which uses a debug primitive to start a new instance of the input loop in the first process. Debugging commands provided by the debugging module can be entered by the user into the new instance of the input loop.11-27-2008
20110289482PERFORMANCE DETECTION AND DEBUGGING OF APPLICATIONS - The system and method establish a baseline of a parameter of an application. The parameter can be based on time spent in a function, out of range variables, memory allocations, memory de-allocations, page faults, time spent in a section of code, time spent in a line of code, and the like. The baseline is done while the application is operating. A threshold for the parameter is generated by the system and/or defined by a user. The system then breaks into a debugger and/or stores state information when the threshold is met.11-24-2011
20110289481USER INTERFACE ANALYSIS MANAGEMENT - A target shim injected into a target process detects activity in a user interface and sets a target-busy status. A source shim injected into a source process detects the input being sent toward the target process to drive automated testing. The source shim determines that the target-busy status is set, and prevents the source process from sending the input until the status is clear. The target shim clears the status after confirming that a screen capture, accessibility test, localizability test, or other user interlace analysis operation has completed. Multiple source shims and/or multiple target shims may be present. Copies of a single automation shim component may be tailored for use as source shims or as target shims. Security processes and operating system processes may be listed to prevent interference from automation shims. User interface analysis module(s) may be loaded and/or unloaded “hot” while the target process is running.11-24-2011
20090187889METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INCONSISTENCY RESOLUTION WITH CYCLE DETECTION IN A MODEL-DRIVEN SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENT - A method and system for inconsistency resolution in a model-driven software development environment are provided. A method includes performing a safety analysis for resolutions in response to detected inconsistencies to determine whether the resolution, if implemented, will lead to a resolution cycle when applied to a given inconsistency. The determination includes processing a resolution tree for the inconsistency and, using a resolution strategy tree, for each resolution that resolves an inconsistency, analyzing whether beginning with the resolution, it is possible to resolve all the inconsistencies subsequently introduced as side effects without a resolution cycle occurring. The analysis includes traversing the resolution strategy tree, whereby all resolution strategies derived by traversing the resolution strategy tree lead to a resolution cycle if the resolution strategy tree is infinite. The method includes categorizing the resolution that resolves the inconsistency and applying a resolution for the inconsistency based upon the resolution category.07-23-2009
20090150868Method and System for Capturing Movie Shots at the Time of an Automated Graphical User Interface Test Failure - A method of capturing movie shots at the time of an automated Graphical User Interface (GUI) test failure. When an automated GUI test application performs an action during a test of a GUI, the GUI test application adds a text description of the action to a test log and captures a screenshot image of the GUI. The GUI test application adds the screenshot image to a rolling First-In-First-Out (FIFO) queue that includes up to a most recent N screenshot images, where N is a pre-defined configurable number. If an error occurs, the GUI test application captures a final failure point screenshot image. The GUI test application adds the final screenshot image to the rolling FIFO queue and the test log. The GUI test application assembles the screenshot images from the rolling FIFO queue into a chronologically animated movie file and attaches the movie file to the test log.06-11-2009
20110126172SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIRTUAL MACHINE THREAD TRACING - Embodiments of the invention broadly contemplate systems, methods, apparatuses and program products providing a mechanism in a run-time environment or Virtual Machine (VM) which enables a user to specify the combination of method(s) and thread(s) the user wants to collect traces for, without having to make any modifications to the application source code.05-26-2011
20090094581THREAD SWAP VISUAL INDICATION - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for indicating thread swaps. A code is presented on a graphical user interface. A portion of the code is executed. A determination is made as to whether a change from an initial thread to a current thread occurred when execution of the portion of the code stops at a line of code in the portion of the code. A graphical indication is displayed identifying a thread swap in the graphical user interface in association with the line of code in which the thread swap occurred.04-09-2009
20110154293SYSTEM AND METHOD TO IDENTIFY PRODUCT USABILITY - A data entry device is provided to enter data related to usability of a user interface of a product. A processor provides a usability score card on the data entry device. The score card facilitates entry of usability issues regarding the user interface, and entry of data related to three dimensions of each issue including a risk severity, a probability of occurrence of the issue, and a probability of detecting the issue. The processor processes the data to provide an overall usability score of the user interface.06-23-2011
20100100872METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPLEMENTING A TEST AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK FOR TESTING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS ON UNIX/LINUX BASED MACHINES - This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for implementing a test automation framework. The method may include receiving test scenarios. Each of the test scenarios may include at least one test case. The method may further include spawning a process for each of the test scenarios. The processes may be executed in parallel on a Linux based operating system. The method may parse each of the test cases using a parser, execute the parsed test cases using an execution module, and generate test results for each of the test scenarios. Further, the method may display the test results on a Windows based graphical user interface (GUI).04-22-2010
20100125833Graphical Representation of a Java Bytecode - A method and system for graphing JAVA bytecode. JAVA bytecode is analyzed to identify blocks of bytecode that are consecutively executed without being targeted by branching instructions. The links in the form of branching instructions or target based breaks are also identified. The blocks and links are then graphed to facilitate the review and debugging of the program. The graph can be optimized to improve the readability of the graph.05-20-2010
20090254886Virtual debug port in single-chip computer system - The invention is a method and apparatus for debugging of software on an array-type single chip computer system 10-08-2009
20090254885SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR MANAGING CONFIGURATIONS OF AUTOMATIC TESTS - The present invention is a new and innovative system and method for managing and organizing the set of configurations of tests independently of the definition and execution of scenario suit of the tests. The proposed system and method enable managing the setups and teardown configurations for any type of test of any type of tested item. Additionally, embodiments of the proposed configuration management system and method may include recovery protocol for defining the needed configurations when tests fail. According to embodiments of the present invention the setup and teardown configurations are organized in a tree hierarchy, each branch of the hierarchic configuration tree is designated for a group of tests. The system further verifies that the different configurations do not contradict each other10-08-2009
20080209403PROFILING APPARATUS AND PROFILING PROGRAM - A profiling apparatus including a program execution section that executes an target program, an interrupt generation section that generates an interruption every predetermined time, a gathering section that is activated upon occurrence of the interruption to gather a data access destination in the target program and a number of interruptions at the data access destination, and a display section that displays information gathered by the gathering section.08-28-2008
20090288070Maintenance For Automated Software Testing - Embodiments of a maintenance mode for automated testing are provided. In this regard, an embodiment of a system, among others, comprises a software application; a test script for testing the software application; an object repository comprising objects belonging to the software application; and a maintenance mode, wherein if a step in the test script fails, the maintenance mode prompts a tester to change at least one of the test script and the object repository.11-19-2009
20110173590SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED TESTING OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS WITH DYNAMIC USER INTERFACES SPANNING MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGIES - The present disclosure provides a system, method and computer program product that uses abstraction to enable the definition, development and maintenance of testing libraries for both simple and complex user interface controls. The system and method hide the granular details from the test designer while still promoting reuse. Using the system and method, designers can define a library of functionality for common controls that map 1-to-1 with visual controls, which may be re-implemented across many APIs or programming languages.07-14-2011
20110173589Cross-Browser Interactivity Testing - Multi-browser interactivity testing connects a leader browser and one or more follower browsers. Direct user input to the follower browsers is blocked. User input to the leader browser directed at a Document Object Model element is intercepted. A corresponding element is located in each follower browser, using attribute values or other mechanisms. The user input is applied to the leader element, and applied to the follower element(s) by simulated system level events, and the results are displayed in real time on all browsers. Layout which depends on interactive behaviors such as login or accordion controls, and other aspects of interactivity can be tested without manually repeating the input for each browser, and despite differences in the screen territories assigned to an element by different browser's layout engines. The leader and follower browser roles can also be interchanged automatically.07-14-2011
20090037883TESTING FRAMEWORK TO HIGHLIGHT FUNCTIONALITY COMPONENT CHANGES - A computer program product stored on machine-readable media, the product including machine executable instructions for tracking a defect during development of a software work product, the computer program product including instructions for displaying the defect; identifying a component of the work product including the defect; displaying information related to the defect; and receiving input related to testing of the defect to update tracking information.02-05-2009
20110271257DEFECT MANAGEMENT IN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS - A method for managing defects in an integrated development environment is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, such a method includes identifying one or more files associated with a defect. These one or more files may then be linked to the defect using a tag or other suitable linking mechanism. Once the files are linked to the defect, the method may allow the defect to be selected from a defect list. The files associated with the defect are optionally displayed upon selecting the defect. The method further enables an action to be selected for one or more of the files associated with the defect in the defect list. The method then automatically performs the action on the one or more files. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.11-03-2011
20100281466PROCESS FOR VERIFYING COMPUTER CODES AND CORRESPONDING VERIFICATION SYSTEM - A process for detecting errors in computer code in C/C++ language in a computer, which comprises the operations of:—making available in said computer a source computer program (P) containing computer codes in C/C++ language; compiling (Z) said source computer program (P) to obtain an executable program (E); and—executing (11-04-2010
20120297367TESTING AN APPLICATION - A device receives a test case from a management server. The test case includes a request used for a test of an application, an expected response to the request, and an identifier of an application server that executes the application. The device transmits, based on the identifier, the request to the application server. The device further receives a test response in reply to the request. The device also generates a test result based on the expected response and the test response, and displays the test result.11-22-2012
20080276223Dynamic Source Code Analyzer - The invention is an improved integrated development environment (IDE). In particular, the improved IDE comprises a text editor, a source code analyzer, a rule database, and a solution database. The rule database stores source code patterns that represent classes of bugs, while the solution database stores source code patterns that represent corresponding alternative source code that corrects the bugs. The source code analyzer dynamically evaluates source code as a programmer develops the source code in the text editor, periodically comparing source code with the patterns in the rule database. If the source code analyzer matches a pattern with any source code, the source code analyzer displays the corresponding source code pattern from the solution database. The source code analyzer further gives the programmer the option to select the source code pattern from the solution database, at which time the editor changes the source code to conform to the appropriate pattern.11-06-2008
20080270988METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEBUGGING A PROGRAM IN A MULTI-THREAD ENVIRONMENT - A method and system for debugging a program in multithread environment which interrupts the running of a debuggee program begins by replacing the instruction at the position at which a breakpoint for debugging is desired to be set with a breakpoint instruction. When the breakpoint instruction is replaced back with the instruction at the position at which the breakpoint for debugging is set, an instruction is set in front of the breakpoint for debugging as a fence breakpoint; and when the instruction at the position at which the breakpoint for debugging is set, is replaced again with the breakpoint instruction. On completion, the fence breakpoint is replaced with the original instruction of the debuggee program at that position.10-30-2008
20120198421Testing Lifecycle - Systems and methods for testing in a testing lifecycle are described herein. In one embodiment, the testing system includes an extraction module to extract at least one test case pertaining to a requirement associated with a first build, a modified requirement and an incremental requirement associated with an updated build. Further, an execution module executes the extracted test cases on the build to verify the requirement associated with the build.08-02-2012
20110209122FILTERED PRESENTATION OF STRUCTURED DATA AT DEBUG TIME - A debugger provides a user interface for specifying filters of data structure data values. A programmer or the like specifies desired filters using the user interface. The debugger applies these filters to determine how to present program data, for example, at a breakpoint, or during a post-mortem inspection of program data.08-25-2011
20090183142DEBUGGING LAZILY EVALUATED PROGRAM COMPONENTS - A system and method for facilitating debugging a computer program is provided. Mechanisms of the present invention facilitate presenting information and enable a developer to interact with a lazily evaluated program component. A debugging system may display data associated with a lazily evaluated program component, and may enable the programmer to control evaluation and viewing of elements of the lazily evaluated program component. In response to a user command, a debugging system may evaluate elements of the program component and display associated data. A user interface enables a user to view, interact with, and debug lazily evaluated program components as well as a program containing such components.07-16-2009
20090138855TEST IMPACT FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for facilitating a feedback process regarding the impact that changes to source code will have on tests. Changes contained in at least one source code file are analyzed in combination with code coverage information contained in a data store for a plurality of tests to determine when any of the tests will be impacted by the changes. When at least one test is determined to be impacted by the changes made to the source code file, a warning notification is displayed to a user to notify the user of a possible impact of the changes on the at least one test.05-28-2009
20090178029Dependent Object Framework for JUnit Testing - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for testing a software application component. A dependent object framework is provided. The dependent object framework includes a set of static methods, a set of dependent object files, and a set of properties files. A test program is received. The test program references one or more objects described by the set of dependent object files. The one or more objects are loaded using at least one of the static methods of the dependent object framework. The received test program is run and a result of the test program is displayed.07-09-2009
20120198422Cross-Browser Testing of a Web Application - An apparatus for cross-browser testing of a web application is disclosed, including: a first broker residing among a plurality of browsers for receiving information of a user action from a browser operated by a user among the plurality of browsers and for transmitting the information of the user action to other browsers so that the other browsers can execute the user action; a second broker residing between the plurality of browsers and the web application for receiving at least one web request generated by executing the user action from the plurality of browsers and for determining whether to be able to merge the at least one web request, so as to determine whether the plurality of browsers are compatible with the web application. An associated method is also provided.08-02-2012
20090187890Method and System for Associating Profiler Data With a Reference Clock - A computer implemented method, apparatus and program product for analyzing performance data particular to an algorithm using a profiler algorithm, and automatically associates the performance data with a reference clock time. The performance data may be automatically associated with a tag, also associated with the reference clock time. Using the tag, the performance data may be associated with a portion of the algorithm. For instance, the tag may be associated with a corresponding tag associated with the algorithm. User input may be received that designates both the tag and an additional tag associated with the program code. Aspects may identify tags in the performance data that correspond to both the tag and additional tag of program code. The portion of the performance data bounded by the identified tags in the performance data may be retrieved and displayed to a user. In this manner, the performance data may be automatically associated with a portion of algorithm.07-23-2009
20090144705DEBUGGING DEVICE AND DEBUGGING METHOD - A debugging device configured to debug a program includes an analysis section configured to analyze information of a code that does not need to be debugged in which a predetermined processing instruction is described, the code being generated by optimization of a compiler for a source code of the program, and an output section configured to output processing content information, a start address, and an end address of the code that does not need to be debugged which are obtained by the analysis.06-04-2009
20110225567IDENTIFICATION OF USER INTERFACE CONTROLS - A mechanism is disclosed for identifying non-standard user interface controls in a target application. The mechanism includes an accelerator, an agent, and a dialog. The agent is configured to be installed into the target application and to interface with the accelerator. The dialog is configured to select non-standard controls in the target application where each non-standard control includes a set of properties. The agent is configured to provide the properties of the selected non-standard controls to the accelerator. The accelerator is configured to determine a set of common properties for the selected non-standard controls and to automatically generate an identification rule for the determined set of common properties.09-15-2011
20090055802SELECTIVE MONITORING OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS - An application monitoring system autonomously selects routines for performance monitoring based on characteristics of the content of the routines. These characteristics are preferably related to aspects of routines that are likely candidates for performance improvement, such as repetitive loops, event waits, synchronized blocks, and on. Routines that appear to be relatively un-improvable are excluded from initial monitoring, and routines that are subsequently determined to be relatively un-improvable, based on performance analysis and/or user feedback, are excluded from future monitoring. The determination of each routine's candidacy for monitoring is maintained over time, so that each subsequent monitoring session need not repeat the determinations. Changed routines are routinely re-monitored and/or re-assessed to affirm or modify the routine's candidacy for subsequent monitoring.02-26-2009
20080263522Common Debug Adaptor - Software developers working on multi-language systems with various debug tools (BPEL, AE, Java, etc.) can use a common debug adaptor (CDA). The CDA implements a method of debugging in a multi-computer program language environment. The method includes registering various debug tools associated with different programming languages in the multi-computer program language environment, each one of the plurality of debug tools providing suspended threads and stack frames in response to a debug event in the multi-computer program language environment. The method can further include receiving the suspended threads and stack frames from the plurality of debug tools. The method can further include correlating the received suspended threads and stack frames under a common suspended thread; and providing the common suspended thread in a debug view. Such a method can have a number of attributes intended to assist developers facing debugging problems in multi-language systems.10-23-2008
20080263520METHOD FOR VISUALLY INDICATING PRECEDING AND SUCCEEDING SOURCE CODE LINES THAT ARE EXECUTED IN A GRAPHICAL DEBUGGING ENVIRONMENT - A method for visually displaying an indicator for preceding and succeeding source code lines being executed within a graphical debugging environment. The method includes displaying within a GUI source code lines for a segment of currently examined source code, displaying a visual indicator that is associated with a presently examined source code line, and determining a previously examined source code line, wherein the location of the previously examined line of source code is determined by the use of information that is associated with the previously examined line of source code. The method further includes displaying a visual indicator that is associated with the previously examined line of source code, determining a next source code line that is to be examined, and displaying a visual indicator that is associated with the next source code line that is to be examined.10-23-2008
20080263521Debugging a Statechart Using a Graphical Program - System and method for configuring wires in and/or debugging a statechart. The statechart may be created or displayed on a display and may include a plurality of state icons connected by wires. The state icons may represent states and the wires may represent transitions between the states. One or more of the wires may be configured, e.g., according to user input. A graphical program may be created which specifies a debugging operation for the statechart. The statechart may be executed and may provide data to the graphical program. The graphical program may receive first data produced by the statechart, e.g., during execution. The graphical program may perform the debugging operation based on the first data.10-23-2008
20110231823AUTOMATED VISUAL TESTING - Some embodiments of a system and a method to automate visual testing of an application have been presented. For instance, images generated by the application under test can be automatically captured. To reduce false positives in the automated visual testing, masks are applied onto the images to filter out some predetermined parts of the images. Then the masked images are compared with a set of predetermined patterns. Differences between the masked images and the predetermined patterns may be reported.09-22-2011
20090210862Intelligent computer program debugger, and system and method for implementing the same - A method for displaying a user-defined artifact in a debugger view is provided. The user-defined artifact is defined in a software application that is developed by a computer software application developer. The software application is included in a packaged application that includes instructions, with each instruction being either a user-defined instruction or a non-user defined instruction. A breakpoint is defined at a desired instruction of the packaged application. The method includes initiating debugging of the packaged application and hitting the breakpoint defined at the desired instruction. Also included is identifying the user-defined artifact in the software application and obtaining data to populate the debugger view. Further included is filtering-in data associated with the user-defined artifact and displaying the debugger view showing the filtered-in data. The method also includes marking data not associated with the user-defined artifact and stepping through the user-defined instruction.08-20-2009
20120144373Computer Program Testing - Systems, methods and computer-executable instructions for testing computer programs are provided. A computer program (application under test—AUT) is analyzed and data records are created for each user interface object of each screen of the AUT. The data records form a dataset which may be copied and edited to define a series of test functions to be performed on the AUT. Corresponding test code is provided to perform the test functions, the test code referencing the data records of the dataset.06-07-2012
20090204947METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CORRELATING TRACE DATA - A computer program product comprises a computer useable medium. The computer useable medium has a computer readable program such that when the computer readable medium is executed on a computer, the computer is caused to configure a calling interceptor at a service invocation point corresponding to a first component service of a software application to monitor a service invocation made by the first component service of a second component service of the software application, record a first set of correlation data represented by a first correlation indicator into a trace file, record a unique identifier into the trace file, and send the unique identifier to the second component service thought the service invocation.08-13-2009
20130219365METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VISUAL FEEDBACK - An apparatus, method, and system for visual feedback are disclosed. The apparatus, method, and system may include a module for detecting a first feedback trigger designating a first area including at least one pixel, capturing a screenshot including at least the first area, generating a workspace including the screenshot, generating a first design element anchored to the first area within the workspace, receiving an input in or a modification of the first design element, detecting a workspace submission trigger, and transmitting the workspace including the first area and the first design element to a remote server.08-22-2013
20090265689Generic validation test famework for graphical user interfaces - A scalable system and method is described that automatically identifies one or more generic tests for testing a GUI. A generic test case is written once instead of writing test cases for every single page or assembly. Each page has a corresponding page type. Each generic test is mapped to one or more testing rules, where the testing rules each have a rule type. An automated system is provided to scan target directories for all relevant pages related to a software product, identify a page type for each page, identify the appropriate generic test cases to be applied to each page, execute the generic test cases, and provide an output to indicate the results of the tests on the various pages. The generic tests for the GUIs can thus be automatically applied to identify and eliminate a certain class of bugs matching the behavior of the generic test case.10-22-2009
20090249299Evaluation of Software based on Review History - A computer-implemented method for software processing includes obtaining review information pertaining to reviews that have been conducted on respective locations in software code. The review information is processed so as to assign to at least some of the locations respective priorities, which are indicative of respective likelihoods that the locations contain program faults. The at least some of the locations are presented to a user via an output device in accordance with the assigned priorities.10-01-2009
20100192128SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USING TEST POINTS AND SIGNAL OVERRIDES IN REQUIREMENTS-BASED TEST GENERATION - An electronic system for test generation is disclosed. The system comprises a source code generator, a test generator, and a code and test equivalence indicator, each of which take functional requirements of a design model as input. The test generator generates test cases for a first test set and a second test set, where the first test set comprises a target source code without references to test points in the source code and the second test set comprises a test equivalent source code that references the test points of the source code. The code and test equivalency indicator generates test metrics for the first and second test sets and comparatively determines whether the target source code is functionally identical to the test equivalent source code based on an analysis of the test metrics and a comparison of the target and the test equivalent source codes.07-29-2010
20110145794ENTERPRISE JAVABEANS EXPLORER - A system and method to display an application server resource landscape in a hierarchical view and invoke an Enterprise JavaBeans business method with a complex object as an argument. In one embodiment, the hierarchical view permits user input to initialize attribute values for simple and complex arguments. A graphical user interface presents invoked business method execution results.06-16-2011
20100242024User Interface System and Method for Controlling Conversion of a Source Job Control Language File into a Test Job Control Language File - A user interface system for interactively controlling conversion of a source JCL into a test JCL for execution in a test environment is provided. The system includes a memory storing the source JCL containing program codes and an instruction file for converting the source JCL into the test JCL according to the test environment. A user interface module executable by a processor displays a plurality of jobs to be executed in the test environment and receives a user selection of one or more of the displayed jobs for conversion of the user selected jobs into the test JCL according to the stored instruction file.09-23-2010
20100218169CONTRACT FAILURE BEHAVIOR WITH ESCALATION POLICY - An error handling system is described herein that provides a facility for controlling the behavior of software when the software violates a contract condition. The system provides configurable runtime behavior that takes place when a contract fails. The error handling system provides an event that a hosting application or other software code can register to handle and that the system invokes upon detecting a contract failure. The application's response to the event determines how the system handles the failure. If the event is unhandled, the system triggers an escalation policy that allows an administrator or application to specify how the system handles contract failures. Thus, the error handling system provides increased control over the handling of contract failures within software code.08-26-2010
20100235815SIMULTANEOUSLY DISPLAYING MULTIPLE CALL STACKS IN AN INTERACTIVE DEBUGGER - Visual representations of multiple call stacks in a parallel programming system include a stack segments graph constructed by coalescing data from multiple stacks. The graph has nodes that represent stack segments and has arcs between adjacent segments. Similar stack frames are represented by the same node. In a stack prefix view of the graph, arcs are directed from a node representing stack frames to a node representing subsequently executed stack frames. In a method-centered view, an arc is shown between a node representing stack frames of a selected method and a node representing adjacent stack frames. The graph can be based on call stacks of all tasks or all threads, or based on call stacks of tasks or threads flagged by a user. Stack frame, thread, and/or task details are also displayed.09-16-2010
20100211933DEBUGGING AND PERFOMANCE ANALYSIS OF APPLICATIONS - While an application is still running and using a resource that the application has already allocated, real-time capture is used to allow for a minimal overhead, quick turnaround solution for debugging and performance analysis. Application programming interface interception can be used to construct a database of resource usage that can then be mined for dependencies.08-19-2010
20100138811Dynamic Performance Profiling - A dynamic performance profiler is operable to receive, in substantially real-time, raw performance data from a testing platform. A software-based image is executing on a target hardware platform (e.g., either simulated or actual) on the testing platform, and the testing platform monitors such execution to generate corresponding raw performance data, which is communicated, in substantially real-time, as it is generated during execution of the software-based image to a dynamic profiler. The dynamic profiler may be configured to archive select portions of the received raw performance data to data storage. As the raw performance data is received, the dynamic profiler analyzes the data to determine whether the performance of the software-based image on the target hardware platform violates a predefined performance constraint. When the performance constraint is violated, the dynamic profiler archives a portion of the received raw performance.06-03-2010
20130219366STEPPING AND APPLICATION STATE VIEWING BETWEEN POINTS - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing stepping and state viewing in a debugger application. A start and end breakpoint are assigned, Source code execution begins, and upon reaching the start breakpoint, a logging feature begins storing one or more values that may be impacted upon execution of code between the start breakpoint and an end breakpoint. More lines of source code are executed until the end breakpoint is reached. When the end breakpoint is reached, the debugger is put into break mode. While in break mode, a playback feature is provided to allow a user to play back a path of execution that occurred between the start breakpoint and the end breakpoint. The playback feature uses at least some of the values that were stored with the logging feature to show how each referenced variable changed in value.08-22-2013
20090328004METHOD TO COLLABORATIVELY RESOLVE JAVA PROGRAM ERRORS WITHIN AN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT - The present disclosure is directed to a method to collaboratively resolve a Java program error. The context of the access is uniquely identified based on two parameters—the error and the specific library where the error occurred. The developer uses the same interface to contribute to discussions irrespective of the error or the library. The method automatically determines the forum for the discussion. Finally, the method is able to notify the developer when the error is resolved so that the developer can contribute resolution information back to the discussion.12-31-2009
20090328005DEBUGGER CALL STACK CACHING - A debugger backend computes and stores a previous call stack of multiple threads of a debuggee process based on previous call stack information provided from a debugging agent. The debugger backend stores a first hash of threads of the debuggee process and stack memory of the previous call stack. The debugger backend sends the first hash to the debugging agent in response to a request of the current call stack from a debugger user interface (UI), and provides the previous call stack to the debugger UI in response to the debugging agent indicating that that first hash matches a second hash of thread registers of the debuggee process and stack memory of the current call stack.12-31-2009
20110067004WEB-BASED INTEGRATED TEST AND DEBUGGING SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for a web-based integrated test and debugging system is provided. The method includes configuring a proxy widget on a server to communicate with a debug widget on a browser, and configuring the proxy widget to communicate with an integrated development environment (IDE) external to the server. The method also includes running a process on the server associated with one or more process-control widgets on the browser. The method further includes polling the IDE via the proxy widget to access a debug and test infrastructure of the IDE for debug data associated with the process, and relaying the debug data associated with the process from the proxy widget to the debug widget to provide web-based integration of testing and debugging on the browser while the process is running on the server.03-17-2011
20090271768DISCRIMINATING PROGRAM CODE UPDATES AFTER MERGING FOR LIVE REVIEW - A method for dynamically discriminating a program code patch update after merging a patch file into unmodified source code for dynamic review. The method includes providing a graphical user interface (GUI) to enable a user to merge a source code patch file into an existing, pre-modified version of source code to generate a variant form of the existing, pre-modified source code and binary artifacts, via the GUI, presenting a display image highlighting differences between existing, pre-modified source code and the variant form after merging the source code patch file into the existing, pre-modified source code, via the GUI, presenting the user with an option of debugging the existing, pre-modified version of the source code, the GUI presenting linked views highlighting the existing, pre-modified version of the source code with the variant form of the source code, in parallel, debugging the variant form of the source code, the GUI presenting linked views highlighting the existing, pre-modified version with the variant form of the source code, in parallel and debugging both the existing, pre-modified version of the source code and the variant form of the source code, in parallel, while stepping through the existing, pre-modified and variant forms of the source code synchronously, while the GUI presents the linked views.10-29-2009
20090319996ANALYSIS OF THREAD SYNCHRONIZATION EVENTS - Thread blocking synchronization event analysis software uses kernel context switch data and thread unblocking data to form a visualization of thread synchronization behavior. The visualization provides interactive access to source code responsible for thread blocking, identifies blocking threads and blocked threads, summarizes execution delays due to synchronization and lists corresponding APIs and objects, correlates thread synchronization events with application program phases, and otherwise provides information associated with thread synchronization. The visualization may operate within an integrated development environment.12-24-2009
20090319995ENHANCING SOURCE CODE DEBUGGING AND READABILITY USING VISUAL SYMBOLS - The present invention provides the ability to enable a special view of source code in which the textual name of classes, variables, methods and object instances can be replaced with graphical symbols. A method of displaying computer source code according to the present invention comprises assigning unique graphical symbols to a plurality of corresponding textual names of source code classes, methods, and variables, replacing the plurality of textual names of the classes, methods, and variables with the corresponding assigned unique graphical symbols, and displaying the source code with the unique graphical symbols in place of the corresponding textual names of the classes, methods, and variables.12-24-2009
20110119654DEBUGGING SERVICES FOR DOMAIN SPECIFIC LANGUAGES - A computer system displays an interactive development environment including a domain specific language (DSL) grammar input receiving area that allows the user to view and interact with DSL grammar inputs, a DSL language input receiving area that allows the user to view and interact with DSL language inputs and a parse output area that allows the user to view the current state of the DSL parser. The computer system begins stepping through each DSL language input to determine whether the DSL language inputs have created an error relative to the DSL grammar. The computer system also presents the resulting output for each DSL language input, so that as the user provides subsequent step inputs, the interactive development environment successively steps through each DSL language input and presents, at each step, the DSL grammar inputs, the DSL language inputs and the corresponding output in the parse output area.05-19-2011
20090037882Techniques for Determining a Web Browser State - A technique for determining a browser state during a web page test includes providing, from a test automation tool, a first input to a web page provided via a browser. The technique also includes detecting, with a network monitoring tool, outgoing traffic from the browser associated with the first input and detecting, with the network monitoring tool, incoming traffic to the browser associated with a response to the first input. An indication is provided from the network monitoring tool to the test automation tool when the incoming traffic is detected by the network monitoring tool. Finally, the test automation tool provides a second input to the web page following the indication.02-05-2009
20100306744Debugger With Audiation - A method and computer program product are provided for audiating the occurrence of debugger events within a software debugger. The method begins by assigning a sound characteristic to a debugger event occurring within a software program under debug. Next, the audiation of the sound characteristic associated with the event is optimized to maximize performance of the debugger. Finally, the optimized sound characteristic associated with the event is played upon the occurrence of the event.12-02-2010
20090070743System and method for analyzing software applications - Techniques are provided to analyze software applications, and in particular, to obtain visibility to the execution of a database application. As the software application issues requests to a database, the system determines based on a first set of programmable parameters whether the requests are of a type to trigger data collection. If so, a second set of programmable parameters are utilized to determine which data, if any, to collect for one or more sub-portions of the request. In one embodiment, the sub-portions are commands recognized by a database management system. Collected data is used to generate visual and textual models of the application.03-12-2009
20130139127SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION IN A CONTENT REPOSITORY - A mechanism for continuous integration in a content repository is disclosed. A method of the invention includes retrieving by a computing system an application from an archive of the computing system and executing at least one test file corresponding to the application in the archive. The method further includes storing the application and results from executing the at least one test file as metadata for the application in the content repository.05-30-2013
20100333068COMPATIBILITY EVALUATION APPARATUS, COMPATIBILITY EVALUATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A compatibility evaluation apparatus for evaluating compatibility between a platform program and an application program that uses interfaces provided by the platform program, includes an application analyzing unit configured to analyze the application program and extract a list of the interfaces used by the application program; an incompatibility interface usage determination unit configured to extract, from the list of the interfaces used by the application program, an interface that corresponds to an incompatible interface that does not satisfy a specification, the interface being extracted with the use of a first storage unit storing information indicating contents of incompatibility for each of the incompatible interfaces among the interfaces provided by the platform; and a compatibility report creating unit configured to record, in a second storage unit, the information indicating contents of incompatibility for each interface that has been extracted by the incompatibility interface usage determination unit.12-30-2010
20110029955Integrated Data Viewer - System and method for recording and displaying data associated with a program executing a program. Data associated with the program is displayed in a first instance of a graphical user interface (GUI) element. The data are saved one or more times during or after execution of the program in response to input, including saving information regarding the GUI element. The saved data are then displayed in a second instance of the GUI element in response to user input invoking display of the saved data, based on the saved information regarding the GUI element.02-03-2011
20100180260METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING AN AUTOMATED QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTING - A method includes selecting a plurality of test cases. The method also includes designing the plurality of test cases to perform the automated quality assurance. The method further includes calibrating the plurality of test cases and manage the plurality of test cases in a visual hierarchy. The method also includes reflecting the functional modules in a cohesive group based on the calibration. The method further includes executing the plurality of test cases through at least one of a manual testing mode and an automatic testing mode. The method includes registering information associated with the plurality of test cases. Moreover the method includes generating one or more reports for the plurality of test cases. Furthermore the method includes displaying the one or more reports generated for the plurality of test cases on a visual interface.07-15-2010
20110246968Code-Clone Detection and Analysis - Techniques for detecting, analyzing, and/or reporting code clone are described herein. In one or more implementations, clone-code detection is performed on one or more source code bases to find true and near clones of a subject code snippet that a user (e.g., a software developer) expressly or implicitly selected. In one or more other implementations, code clone is analyzed to estimate the code-improvement-potential (such as bug-potential and code-refactoring-potential) properties of clones. One or more other implementations present the results of code clone analysis with indications (e.g., rankings) of the estimated properties of the respective the clones.10-06-2011
20110055815Incremental Runtime Compliance Validation of Renderable Objects - Mechanisms are provided for debugging a graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer application code. The mechanisms detect a user interaction with a first renderable object of the GUI during execution of the computer application code. The mechanisms identify one or more second renderable objects of the GUI that are reachable from the first renderable object based on an identity of the first renderable object and a type of the user interaction. Moreover, the mechanisms apply one or more compliance rules to the first renderable object and one or more second renderable objects, the compliance rules specifying requirements for at least one relationship between the first renderable object and the one or more second renderable objects. Additionally, the mechanisms output results of the application of the one or more compliance rules to the first renderable object and one or more second renderable objects.03-03-2011
20110214107METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TESTING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES - A method for testing and monitoring a graphical user interface (GUI) comprises capturing a screenshot of the GUI; extracting at least one graphical element from the screenshot of the GUI; generating a test script based on at least one action and at least one parameter assigned to the at least one extracted graphical element; executing the test script to test at the least functionality and visual of the at least one extracted graphical element; and reporting the test results.09-01-2011
20110088014AUTOMATED TEST EXECUTION PLAN GENERATION - A set of user-configured testing parameters for a software application under test can be received by a test execution plan generation tool. At least one testing objective for the software application can be defined by user-configurable testing parameters. A test execution plan can be automatically generated utilizing the user-configured testing parameters and a predefined test execution plan data model. The predefined test execution plan data model can include testing metadata representing software testing domain data for a software testing system being used to evaluate the software application under test. The testing metadata can specify details of finite shared resources of a test center shared by all projects under test. The generated test execution plan can detail specific allocation of the finite shared resources dedicated towards at least one phase of testing the software application to satisfy the at least one testing objective for the software application.04-14-2011
20110078661MARKER CORRELATION OF APPLICATION CONSTRUCTS WITH VISUALIZATIONS - The use of marker(s) in the source code of a program under evaluation. A representation of the marker(s) remains in the binary version of the program under evaluation. During execution, upon executing the marker, data is gathered regarding the timeline of the execution of the marker in the context of overall timeline of execution. A visualization of the marker is then displayed that illustrates the execution of the marker in the context of a larger timeframe of execution. Optionally, the marker may be associated with text, or other data, at least some of which being rendered with the visualization. Accordingly, an application developer, or indeed anyone evaluating the program, may place markers within source code and/or evaluate the timeline of execution of those markers.03-31-2011
20100131927AUTOMATED GUI TESTING - Graphical User Interface (GUI) automation tools continue to evolve in their sophistication and complexity. However, it is still necessary to tailor such automation to the machine configuration that the test is being run on. This can be a costly and time consuming exercise when developing software for a myriad of different platforms. Broadly contemplated herein, in accordance with at least one embodiment of the invention, are arrangements and processes for recording a test solely on one machine while generating images on all the other available environments.05-27-2010
20090249298Evaluation of Software based on Change History - A method for software processing includes obtaining change information, which records changes that have been performed in respective locations in software code. The change information is processed so as to assign to at least some of the locations respective priorities, which are indicative of respective likelihoods that the locations contain program faults. The at least some of the locations are presented to a user in accordance with the assigned priorities.10-01-2009
20090313607Code Coverage Tool - A code coverage tool tests a program under test that executes on a processor of an information handling system (IHS). The code coverage tool may apportion the program under test into code portions of interest that exhibit a user-specified granularity level. A user may request that the code coverage tool change the granularity level of the code portions of interest in real time. The code coverage tool conducts testing of the code portions of interest according to test criteria that the user may specify in real time. The code coverage tool may provide test results for each of the code portions of interest in real time. The code coverage tool may also provide a summary report after providing real time test results for the code portions of interest. The user may specify that the code coverage tool generate real time test results in the form of sensory output, for example auditory output or visual output, for each of the code portions of interest. The code coverage tool may alter the type of sensory output in real time at the request of the user.12-17-2009
20100037210GENERATING FUNCTIONAL TEST SCRIPTS - A method for eliminating ambiguity and incorrectness of the specification determined in a requirement defining phase in developing an information system, and systematically verifying whether an automatically executed test scenario agrees with the original requirements in a functional testing phase, includes extracting an input variable, an output variable, and the respective types of the variables from a specification file in screens; extracting screen-transition information from a composite functional specification containing specifications in screens; and executing the following processes from the top for each screen that appears in screen transition. For the input variable, the apparatus generates a test script indicative of an action (clicking or a character set) corresponding to an object associated with the input variable. For the output variable, the apparatus generates a test script for comparing text information displayed on a screen with an expected value determined from the output variable.02-11-2010
20100070949PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING MODULARITY OF AN OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAM - The present invention describes a process, system and computer program product for assessing the modularity of an object-oriented program. The process includes calculation of metrics associated with various properties of the object-oriented program. Analysis is performed on the basis of the calculated metrics.03-18-2010
20100064282DECLARATIVE TESTING FOR USER INTERFACES - The claimed matter provides systems and/or methods that actuate and/or facilitate declarative testing of software applications. The system can include devices that receive or elicit declarative definitions of testing scenarios and employs the declarative definitions to test a software application under consideration. Further, the system also compares the supplied declarative definitions with the results obtained from execution of the declarative definition. Where dissimilarity is observed the differences are persisted and the differences so persisted utilized as subsequent declarative definitions in order to iterate to a goal set forth in the declarative definition. In particular, the claimed matter can commence with a declarative answer, focus on a multiplicity of possible scenarios rather than the numerous operations needed to attain these scenarios, and utilize the differences obtained from execution of the declarative answer in order to simplify verification of software products.03-11-2010
20100251215METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF DETERMINING RISK LEVELS OF ONE OR MORE SOFTWARE INSTANCE DEFECTS - An exemplary method includes displaying a graphical user interface configured to facilitate identification of one or more defects within a software instance, receiving data representative of at least one instruction via the graphical user interface to assign a severity risk value, an impact risk value, and a likelihood risk value to each of the one or more defects, and generating a defect risk factor corresponding to each of the one or more defects that indicates a risk level of each of the one or more defects, the generating based on a combination of the severity risk value, the impact risk value, and the likelihood risk value corresponding to each of the one or more defects.09-30-2010
20100058296Programmatic Analysis of Graphical Sub-Programs within a Graphical Program - A system and method for visually indicating one or more problems in a graphical program. The graphical program may be programmatically analyzed to discover a problem (or potential problem) in the graphical program. The problem found during the programmatic analysis of the graphical program may then be visually indicated on a display device. Visually indicating the problem may comprise visually indicating one or more objects in the graphical program to which the problem corresponds. Visually indicating the graphical program object(s) may comprise displaying information or altering the appearance of the object(s) in order to call the user's attention to the object(s).03-04-2010
20110252405DETECTING USER INTERFACE DEFECTS IN A SOFTWARE APPLICATION - One embodiment is a method that displays an inspection tool and output generated by a software application being tested for defects. The method detects a defect in a user interface of the output of the software application and generates an annotation of the defect.10-13-2011
20110258603METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING AND ANALYZING CODE EXECUTION IN AN ON-DEMAND SERVICE ENVIRONMENT - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for simulating and analyzing code execution in a multi-tenant environment. These mechanisms and methods for simulating and analyzing code execution in a multi-tenant environment can enable embodiments to provide an improved interface for analyzing the performance of application on the multi-tenant database. The ability of embodiments to provide better analysis of simulated execution can enable higher quality application developed in less time.10-20-2011
20100125834Dynamic Tracing on Java Exceptions - Embodiments of the invention provide a method and system for tracing Java bytecode. The system provides a user interface for selecting the methods, both primary and secondary, that the user desires to monitor. The user can record the execution of the program and playback the execution of the program while monitoring each of the designated methods and the variables and similar data related to those methods in order to identify a cause of an exception or error in the program.05-20-2010
20110083123AUTOMATICALLY LOCALIZING ROOT ERROR THROUGH LOG ANALYSIS - A computerized method for automatically locating a root error, the method includes receiving a first log having one or more log messages produced by one or more successful runs of a program, creating a finite state machine (FSM) from the first log of the program, the FSM representing an expected workflow of the program and creating a graph from the first log, the graph illustrating one or more dependencies between two or more components in the program. The method then includes receiving a second log produced by an unsuccessful run of the program, and determining, using a microprocessor, one or more root errors in the second log using the FSM and the graph.04-07-2011
20110078662Debugging a Graphical Program Deployed on a Programmable Hardware Element - Debugging a graphical program deployed on a programmable hardware element. The graphical program may be received. The graphical program may include a plurality of nodes and connections between the nodes which visually represents functionality of the graphical program. A hardware description may be generated based on the graphical program. The hardware description may describe a hardware implementation of the graphical program. The hardware description may be deployed to the programmable hardware element and the programmable hardware element may be executed. The graphical program may be displayed on a display of a host computer system that is coupled to the programmable hardware element. Debugging information may be received from the programmable hardware element during said executing. The debugging information from the programmable hardware element may be displayed in the graphical program displayed on the display. The displayed debugging information may be used to debug the hardware implementation of the graphical program.03-31-2011
20110016453MODULARIZING AND ASPECTIZING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DIRECTED TEST SCRIPTS - A test structure for testing graphical user interface applications (GAPs) modularizes test scripts by separating statements that define GAP test logic from statements that navigate to GAP objects. Composition rules weave the statements together to generate the test scripts that are executed to test the GAP. Because the test structure is modular, test logic can be reused across different GAPs and different versions of the same GAP. Reusing test logic is not only an efficient practice from a test engineer's point of view, but also leads to a reduction in test programming errors. The modular test structure also facilitates the efficient modification of test scripts to account for modifications in the underlying GAPs, greatly reducing the time, cost, and resource expenditures needed to arrive at updated test scripts.01-20-2011
20110029956Method And System Of Testing Software Using Real Time Replication - Method and system of testing software using real time replication. At least some illustrative embodiments are methods comprising interacting (by a human tester) with a first software program executed on a first computer system (the interacting causes an operation to be performed on the first software program), duplicating the operation on a second software program executed on a second computer system coupled to the first computer system (the duplicating on the second computer system in real time with the interacting and the duplicating without a human tester), programmatically analyzing a result of the operation on the first computer system against a result of the operation on the second computer system, and notifying the human tester (by way of the first computer system) when the result of the operation on the second computer system is unexpected.02-03-2011
20110258604Collapsible Stack Trace - A tool for analyzing software is enhanced to provide multiple views of a stack trace, with each view having a different level of detail. Different views may be lightly simplified, moderately simplified, or heavily simplified. The display of a complete stack trace includes entries for all stack frames in the stack trace. The display of a simplified stack trace includes entries for fewer than all stack frames in the stack trace, thereby “hiding” or “collapsing” entries for some of the stack frames, relative to the complete stack trace display. After a user specifies a level of complexity with which to show a stack trace, the enhanced analysis tool GUI updates the stack trace display according to the specified level. A complexity level is associated with a set of heuristics that is used to create a view of a stack trace at that complexity level.10-20-2011
20120204155Systems and Methods for Interactive Testing of a Computer Application - Embodiments of methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer-readable may relate to interactive testing of source code. The method may include executing at least a part of the source code at the processing device and presenting the execution to a user. One or more gestures of the user may be captured while executing the part, where the user provides the gestures based on the execution presented to the user. The gestures may then be associated with the executing part, and a report may be generated that comprises information for the executing part associated with the captured gestures.08-09-2012
20110161934GENERATING AND MONITORING DATA ITEMS - A method and apparatus for generating dummy data for use in testing a data processing application using a computing device having a processor, a memory, a display device and an input device. A developer specifies attributes of dummy data, and specifies at least one probability distribution. A representation of the probability distribution is then shown on the display device and the probability distribution is applied to the specified attributes to generate dummy data values.06-30-2011
20110154294Relational Modeling for Performance Analysis of Multi-Core Processors - A relational model may be used to encode primitives for each of a plurality of threads in a multi-core processor. The primitives may include tasks and parameters, such as buffers. The relationships may be linked to particular tasks. The tasks with the coding, which indicates the relationships, may then be used upon user selection to display a visualization of the functional relationships between tasks.06-23-2011
20110154295Design Time Debugging - A design time debugging tool provides debugging information available from the compiler during design time, as if a user were debugging code that provided the debugging information, by exposing information available from the compiler without initiation of a debugging session and without executing the program being debugged.06-23-2011
20080320448Method and Apparatus for Autonomic Test Case Feedback Using Hardware Assistance for Data Coverage - A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for presenting coverage data relating to data access occurring during execution of code. The coverage data containing data access indicators associated with memory locations is obtained. The data access indicators that have been set by a processor in the data processing system in response to access of the memory locations during execution of the code by the processor are identified to form set data access indicators. Each set instruction access indicator is associated with a portion of the memory locations allocated for the code. A presentation for coverage data is generated, wherein the set data access indicators are identified in the presentation.12-25-2008
20080229285APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATING VARIABLE STATES - The invention includes a computer readable storage medium with executable instructions to run a segment of code and identify associated variables. The segment of code is stopped at a predetermined breakpoint and state values that correspond to the associated variables are identified. A variable is selected from the associated variables via a Graphical User Interface, where the selected variable has a variable state. The variable state is saved to a data store via the Graphical User Interface.09-18-2008
20080282230PRODUCT, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING WINDOW AUTHENTICATION IN TESTING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE APPLICATIONS - The invention discloses an authentication technique for allowing an automated testing program to determine whether a failure during software application testing is caused by an event unrelated to the test, in order to improve correction of programming defects discovered using automated testing. Specifically, a product, method and system is provided for using window authentication in testing graphical user interface (GUI) applications.11-13-2008
20110047530Method and System for Testing a Software Program - Methods and systems for testing a software program are provided. The methods include receiving a textual input for testing at least one static type used by the software program. The textual input of an embodiment is pre-linked to the at least one static type. The method includes creating a dynamic type based on the textual input in a dynamically typed language. The dynamic type is populated based on a predefined set of test vectors and is then passed on to the software program. The software program is executed using the dynamic type. Executing the software program by using the dynamic type invokes the at least one static type used by the software program.02-24-2011
20120311537PERFORMANCE VISUALIZATION INCLUDING HIERARCHICAL DISPLAY OF PERFORMANCE DATA - Systems and methods provide a display indicating performance characteristics of a computer application. The display may include a call graph having nodes that represent subunits of the application. A first set of statistics for the subunit may be represented in the size or dimensions of the node. A second set of statistics may be displayed in the interior of the node. A third set of statistics may be displayed in response to selecting the node.12-06-2012
20110088015SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY DEBUGGING APPLICATION PROGRAMS - A method, system, and apparatus for debugging an application program from a workstation that is remote from a server on which the application program resides includes invoking the application program from the workstation via a network interface; displaying a user frame at the workstation that includes information generated by the application program; providing a debug view option at the workstation for generating a debug frame of the application program; and displaying the debug frame at the workstation when the debug view option is selected. A user can select options to switch between the user frame and the debug frame. The debug frame includes information about one or more components of the application program such as a list of the variables or objects, and the fields, methods, and/or the constructors associated with them. When the debug view option is selected, the information for the user frame is saved, and can be restored to regenerate the information on the user frame when the user view option is selected. The developer can view internal, public, and private code associated with the application program without compromising the security of other application programs on the server. This ability to remotely debug application programs in accordance with the present invention is thus more time and cost efficient than previous methods, and also alleviates concerns about security and unauthorized access to the server.04-14-2011
20120278791UTILIZING TEMPORAL ASSERTIONS IN A DEBUGGER - A temporal assertion of a computer program may be defined based on a temporal property. A checker may be generated to monitor the temporal assertion and indicate upon a violation thereof. The checker may be operatively coupled to a debugging module operative to execute the computer program in a debugging session. The execution may be paused in response to an indication from the checker of a violation of the temporal assertion, while continuing the debugging session. A user may then review the state of the computer program to assess what caused the assertion to fail and whether such a violation indicates the presence of a bug or not.11-01-2012
20110138361COMPUTER METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEBUGGING IN A DYNAMIC COMPUTER LANGUAGE - A computer based method and apparatus generate a class relationship diagram of dynamic language objects. In response to a user selecting a subject object implemented in the dynamic language, a diagramming member forms and displays a class relationship diagram of the subject object The class relationship diagram visually illustrates relationships between the subject object and objects it inherits from and objects it contains as extracted from the inheritance chain of the subject object. UML or graph notation may be employed in the generated class relationship diagram.06-09-2011
20110138360LEVERAGING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OBJECT IDs AND FUNCTIONS IN DIAGNOSING SOFTWARE DEFECTS DURING THE POST-DEPLOYMENT PHASE - A hashing tool can be used to generate Object UIDs from a software application. The software application can be tested. A change and release management system can receive Object UIDs involved in a defect uncovered during the testing. The change and release management system can receive names of functions involved in the defect uncovered during the testing and defect fixing. A graphical representation of function names versus Object UIDs for which the defect occurred can be created.06-09-2011
20120151447DISPLAY OF DATA FROM PARALLEL PROGRAMMING CONTEXTS - The display of a debugging interface for use with parallel computing. When a break state has been entered in a particular code context (such as a method) by a particular execution context (such as a thread), related execution contexts are found that were also executing in the particular code context. While in the break state, multiple expressions are then evaluated for each of the execution contexts. The results are then displayed with perhaps navigation controls that allow the results to be efficiently navigated.06-14-2012
20120151446AUTOMATIC RECONNECTION OF DEBUGGER TO A REACTIVATED APPLICATION - Although a software developer writing software for a mobile device typically performs the development and some of the debugging of the application on a software development computer, the application also has to be debugged as it passes through the deactivate, terminate and reactivate states as it executes on the mobile device. To debug an application the developer can launch the debugger on the software development computer. The debugger can launch the application on the mobile device. If an event that terminates the application occurs, the debugger connection is terminated. In accordance with aspects of the subject matter disclosed herein, the debugger is automatically reattached to the restarted (activated) application. Reattaching the debugger automatically to the restarted application allows the developer to debug the mobile device application as an application passing through multiple states rather than debugging multiple instances of an application.06-14-2012
20110197179SIMULATING A LINE OF SOURCE CODE IN A DEBUGGING TOOL - A source line simulator system determines a line of source code that corresponds to a virtual return address in response to executing a debugging command on the source code. The simulator system determines whether the line of source code that corresponds to the virtual return address is correct and can enable a simulator mode based on a determination that the line of source code that corresponds to the virtual return address is not correct. The simulator system can generate a debugging graphical user interface (GUI) that displays an indicator at a line of source code that is correct.08-11-2011
20100017788DEBUGGING SOFTWARE THROUGH VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS MAPPED TO COMPUTER CODE - Debugging tools to allow a developer to debug software at a higher level of abstraction than the source code. These tools may be configured to recognize certain source code, and map it to visual representations that can be shown to the developer. The tools may allow the developer to set breakpoints in those visual representations, and they may allow the debugger to stop at those breakpoints, show the developer the visual representation and indicate the stopped location of the program being debugged, for example, by highlighting a particular component of the visual representation. The tools may also map breakpoints in visual representations to actual source code breakpoints.01-21-2010
20080288923Source Program Analysis Device And Method - There is provided an analyzing apparatus for finding the possibility of dividing up and executing a source program using debugging information generated when compiling the source program and memory access information generated by running object code on a simulator. The analyzing apparatus includes: a memory that stores block IDs for grouping some out of the source statements in the source program as processing blocks associated with code memory addresses of respective instructions, based on the debugging information; and a graphical display functional unit that graphically displays, on a display device, based on the memory access information and together with cycle times, an access state for execution memory when the source program is performed, the access state including code memory addresses, variable memory addresses, and access types and being displayed using a different style for each block ID associated with the code memory addresses of the respective instructions.11-20-2008
20110307867Creating Hierarchical Message Sequence Charts for Visualizing User-Interactive Applications - In one embodiment, access use information associated with a user-interactive software application, the use information identifies one or more transitions between specific ones of one or more displayable views of the software application and one or more corresponding user actions that cause the transitions; and construct a hierarchical message sequence chart (hMSC) comprising one or more basic message sequence chars (bMSCs) and one or more edges linking specific ones of the bMSCs to represent the use information, comprising: represent the views and the user actions with respect to the views identified in the use information with the bMSCs; represent the transitions and the user actions that cause the transitions identified in the use information with the edges; and for each one of the transitions identified in the use information, link the bMSCs representing the views associated with the transition with the edge representing the transition.12-15-2011
20120042302SELECTIVE REGRESSION TESTING - The present disclosure includes systems and methods for a selective regression testing. One method for selective regression testing includes grouping a number of test cases into a number of groups, analyzing a modification that is to be accomplished on a computing system to determine a level of risk of the modification to the computing system, applying one or more rules to determine which groups of test cases to apply to test the modification based upon the determined level of risk, and selecting one or more of the groups of test cases based upon the application of the one or more rules.02-16-2012
20110321014TESTING COMPATIBILITY OF A COMPUTER APPLICATION - Presented is a method, system, computer readable instructions executable code and computer storage medium for testing compatibility between a computer application and a target computer platform. Configuration parameters of a computer application are provided to a computer system for comparison against a database to determine whether the configuration parameters of the computer application and the configuration parameters of a target computer platform are compatible or incompatible.12-29-2011
20110321013INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR TEST CASE GENERATION ASSOCIATED WITH A COMPUTER CODE - A method of generating test cases for a given computer code is provided. The method includes: building a method call graph for a computer code under test, wherein the method call graph holds method calls between code elements of the code; presenting code elements having relevancy for testing for a portion of the computer code in response to a selection of the portion, wherein the relevancy is determined using the method call graph; associating test values for code elements in response to selection from a suggested range of test values generated for each selected code element respectively; and generating a test case useable for testing the selected portion of computer code, wherein the test case refers to the selected code elements relevant for the selected portion with the associated selected values, wherein at least one of the building, the presenting, the associating, and the generating is executed by a processor.12-29-2011
20120047490ARCHITECTURE FOR STATE DRIVEN TESTING - An architecture for a test script editor that can be used by anybody in the development team, including non-programmer business analyst testers. Software testers can generate test scripts for validating and verifying software without navigating all possible actions or keywords. The current application state is described with one or more test objects. Each test object has one or more associated test methods and each test method can describe one or more state transitions. Only test methods accessible through test objects in the current application state are displayed to the software tester. The current state changes only if the state transition described by the test method selected by the software tester indicates a change from the current state.02-23-2012
20120210305Event Management In A Non-Stop Debugging Environment - Event management in a non-stop debugging environment that includes a debugger configured to debug a debuggee, the debuggee including a number of threads of execution, where encountering an event by one of threads stops execution of only the one thread without concurrently stopping execution of other threads and event management includes: encountering, by a first thread, an event that stops execution of the first thread; while execution of the first thread is stopped, encountering, by each of one or more other threads, an event stopping execution of the other thread; queuing, by the debugger, the events stopping execution of the other threads; receiving, by the debugger from a user, an indication to flush one or more events from the queue; and flushing, by the debugger, the one or more events from the queue.08-16-2012
20120023484AUTOMATION OF TESTING FOR USER INTERFACE APPLICATIONS - A host software application implementing business processes and providing a graphical display associated with a user interface (UI) for a user in a client program executing on a client frontend device that is separate from a backend device storing metadata associated with the UI may be initiated. An automation graphical symbol may provide the user with an option to initiate a test on events of the host software application, during execution of the host software application. A request from the user may be received, to initiate a test on events of the host software application. Information may be received from the user indicating one or more selected specific events for performing the test. The test may be initiated on the selected specific events, based on a state of execution of the host software application at an initial time of the user indicating the selected specific events for performing the test.01-26-2012
20120023483SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN INDICATING EXECUTION OF APPLICATION CODE - A method for use in indicating an execution of application source code. Application object code is generated based on application source code. The application object code includes a plurality of object code portions of interest corresponding to a plurality of source code portions of interest within the application source code. An execution breakpoint is associated with each object code portion of interest. When an object code portion of interest is executed, the corresponding execution breakpoint is removed, and an execution event is associated with the corresponding source code portion of interest. Source code portions of interest that are associated with an execution event may be indicated by a presentation interface.01-26-2012
20120023482SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN INDICATING EXECUTION OF APPLICATION CODE - A method for use in indicating an execution of application source code. Application object code is generated based on application source code. The application object code includes a plurality of object code portions of interest corresponding to a plurality of source code portions of interest within the application source code. For each execution of an object code portion of interest, an execution event is associated with the corresponding source code portion of interest. Source code portions of interest may be assigned an execution frequency based on a quantity of associated execution events.01-26-2012
20120023485Dynamic Test Scripts - A method and apparatus for generating dynamic test scripts enables the design and use of testing scripts that are independent of an application and the user interface layout of the application. The method and apparatus store a set of test data, checks and an action list independent from a test script. The test script matches the properties of the test data, checks and action list items with the properties of user interface elements in an application at run-time. The run-time matching allows for the script to be utilized for different applications as well as altered or updated versions of those applications with minimal or no changes to the testing script. This method and system are particularly relevant for the testing of applications using the user interface rather than backend utilities (APIs, services etc.).01-26-2012
20120159452GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR EXPLORING SOURCE CODE EXECUTION BEHAVIOR - Described herein are interactive graphical user interfaces that visualize execution behavior of source code together with theoretical execution behavior of the source code together with the source code itself. Structure of the source code is analyzed to determine theoretical execution behavior of the source code. Thereafter, symbolic execution of the source code is undertaken to output an execution trace. The execution trace is shown together with the theoretical execution behavior of the source code.06-21-2012
20120159451IDENTIFYING THREADS THAT ENCOUNTER AN INSTRUCTION AT WHICH ANOTHER THREAD IS HALTED - In an embodiment, execution of a first thread of a plurality of threads is halted at a first instruction. A subset of the plurality of threads is determined that execute the first instruction while the first thread is halted at the first instruction. Identifiers of the subset of the plurality of threads that execute the first instruction while the first thread is halted at the first instruction are presented via a user interface for the first thread.06-21-2012
20120159450DISPLAYING SUBTITLES - Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to display subtitles are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes selecting a test script that corresponds to an application, and superimposing a subtitle bar including a test instruction from the test script over a portion of a display of the application within a user interface so that the subtitle bar reduces interference with viewing a region of interest of the display, wherein the test instruction provides an action a user is to perform to test the application.06-21-2012
20120159449Call Stack Inspection For A Thread Of Execution - Call stack inspection for a thread of execution, including, for each stack frame in the call stack, beginning with the stack frame at the top of the call stack: inspecting the stack frame; determining whether the stack frame was present in the call stack on a previous inspection of the call stack; if the stack frame was not present on a previous inspection, indicating in the stack frame the stack frame's presence on the current inspection of the call stack; and if the stack frame was present on a previous inspection, notifying a user.06-21-2012
20110107307Collecting Program Runtime Information - System(s), method(s), and computer program product(s) for collecting program runtime information are provided. In one aspect, this comprises: an instrumentation module for inserting, by program instrumentation, monitoring code into the constructor of an exception class in a program to run; and a monitoring module implemented by said monitoring code, the monitoring module for collecting program runtime information during the running process of the program. In another aspect, this comprises: obtaining verification point variables from assertions for a program to be tested; inserting monitoring code into positions in the program that access the obtained verification point variables; and as the program runs, collecting runtime information of the program by the inserted monitoring code.05-05-2011
20110107306MULTI-VIEW DEBUGGING - Debugging an executing process. A method includes accessing a unique key that is common to two or more different representations of a same function in the process. A runtime for the executing process is annotated with the unique key. The method further includes detecting that the function is executing. The unique key is used to provide an indication in one or more of the two or more different representations that the function is executing.05-05-2011
20110107305Visualizing Thread Life Time in Eclipse - A computer method involving receiving by an integrated development environment component an output file from a thread tracking component, generating a Gantt chart of a thread from the output file to visualize a life of the thread, and displaying the Gantt chart to a requesting user.05-05-2011
20120124558SCENARIO TESTING COMPOSABILITY ACROSS MULTIPLE COMPONENTS - Testing of multi-layered software using a scenario description that includes multiple action descriptions that are each interrelated in accordance with a scenario flow. Test software is run against each of at least some of the layers in the software. For each layer, an execution context is identified. Code is then identified and run for each action description and each execution context.05-17-2012
20120124557AUTO RETRACT AND BACKGROUND WARM UP - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to software development. In aspects, code is deployed to a target and debugged. After the debugging has ended, instead of waiting for another version to be deployed to the target, the code is retracted from the target and warm up of the target is performed as needed potentially in parallel with other software development activities with respect to the code.05-17-2012
20120124559Performance Evaluation System - A computer implemented method and system for concurrently evaluating performance of multiple users in one or more tests provides a performance evaluation platform that is accessible to a client application on each of multiple client devices via a network. The client application manages interaction of the users with the performance evaluation platform via the network. The client application, in communication with the performance evaluation platform, configures an adaptive test environment at each of the client devices of the users based on one or more tests selected by the users. The client application on each of the client devices loads the selected tests from the performance evaluation platform and transmits solution responses to the selected tests acquired from the users to the performance evaluation platform. The performance evaluation platform configures processing elements for concurrently processing the solution responses and concurrently evaluates the performance of the users in the selected tests.05-17-2012
20110113405AUTOMATED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING AND REPORTING API PERFORMANCE PROFILES - A method to measure the performance of an Application Programming Interface (API) includes selecting a target API and tracking memory allocation for the functional calls of the selected API to generate a list of functions called by the API. The individual functions are then called within the API in isolation and timing and memory allocation data for each are collected and recorded. The recorded results are then bucketized according to a log base 2 method and made accessible by API users to indicate the performance of specific APIs.05-12-2011
20120222014METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING SOFTWARE BUGS - A computer-implemented method and apparatus for unit testing, the method comprising: intercepting user interactions when a user is testing a function implemented by user code; recording execution data for the function execution; generating one or more tests based on the execution data, wherein each test is generated in accordance with a heuristic applicable for the function; detecting a code change in the function; and automatically executing the tests function to test the user code as changed.08-30-2012
20120317548USER-SPACE PROBE BASED DEBUGGING - Methods and systems for user-space probe debugging are described. In one embodiment, a computing system receives a request from a user interface to debug a target application. In response to the request, the computing system runs the target application in a debug mode with an attached debugger. The debugger and the target application appear as a single application in a user-space of the computing system. The debugger has access to application memory of the target application. The computing system receives a command to perform a debug operation on the target application, such as setting a breakpoint, reading the application memory, or the like. The debugger performs the debug operation on the target application without communicating with a kernel of the computing system, and outputs debug information after performing the debug operation.12-13-2012
20120167052METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A VISUAL DEBUGGER FOR AN INTERPRETED STATISTICAL LANGUAGE - Methods and systems for visual debugging of an interpreted language in, for example, an Interactive Development Environment are provide. Example embodiments provide an S-PLUS Visual Debugging System (“SPVDS”), which includes an S-PLUS Workbench Debugger (“SPWD”) that provides “step-based” visual debugging, enabling programmers to step through execution of expressions by setting and otherwise managing breakpoints, examining variables and expressions, and controlling execution such as by step, step-in, step-out, step-over, continue, stop commands. In addition, the SPWD provides a profiler which tracks the number and duration of calls to functions and the amount of memory allocated to variables. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.06-28-2012
20120131557INTERACTIVE TROUBLESHOOTING FLOWCHARTS - An interactive troubleshooting system is described herein that provides a dynamically changing user interface that readers click through to solve problems. Each click changes the display of the flowchart so that irrelevant troubleshooting options are unavailable and the reader's path through the overall flowchart is clearly shown. By showing the path, the reader can see the process and the interrelationships between system components and understand more deeply the troubleshooting process beyond the step-by-step troubleshooting tasks. The interactive troubleshooting system clearly displays a path taken through the flowchart, and reduces visual clutter. Upon following a path, sections of the flowchart that cannot be followed due to the steps taken are made unavailable. The interactive troubleshooting system provides a visual indication of areas of troubleshooting focus. The system can record the user's path through the flowchart. Once a root cause is identified, the system can query the user to capture end-of-process feedback information.05-24-2012
20120131556XPATH-BASED SELECTION ASSISTANCE OF GUI ELEMENTS DURING MANUAL TEST SCRIPT AUTHORING FOR XML-BASED APPLICATIONS - An automated software testing system can include a test script authoring graphical user interface and an element selection assistant. The test script authoring graphical user interface is an interface for manual test script authoring of an XML representation of a GUI for software applications formed from one or more XML based source code documents. A search section is a user input section within which a user is permitted to input at least one of an XPATH expression and a text string. The element selection assistant can be for searching the XML-based code documents using a search XPATH expression. The search XPATH expression can be the XPATH expression input into the search section or a generated XPATH expression automatically generated from the text string. The result section can present results from the element selection assistant.05-24-2012
20120222013MODELING SOFTWARE BEHAVIOR USING LEARNED PREDICATES - The described implementations relate to analysis of computing programs. One implementation provides a technique that can include accessing values of input variables that are processed by test code and runtime values that are produced by the test code while processing the input variables. The technique can also include modeling relationships between the runtime values and the values of the input variables. The relationships can reflect discontinuous functions of the input variables.08-30-2012
20120174072RECURSIVE METHOD CALL REPRESENTATION IN A PLOT VIEW OF METHOD EXECUTION PERFORMANCE - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for graphically representing recursive method calls in a plot view. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for graphically representing recursive method calls in a plot view includes tracing entry and exit points for method calls in an executing computer program subject to performance testing in a performance test application executing in memory of a computer. The method further includes plotting a duration of execution for each of the method calls in a visual plot according to the traced entry and exit points. Finally, the method includes visually displaying a recursive relationship between selected ones of the method calls in the visual plot in response to determining a recursive relationship from the traced entry and exit points.07-05-2012
20100050159SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR DEBUGGING OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING CODE LEVERAGING RUNTIME METADATA - A system and process for debugging of a computer program, is provided. One implementation includes a function configured for including mark-up information marking certain methods as special fields in a source code of the application program, such annotations denoting debugging instructions and indications of which methods are intended for debugging only; a processing module configured for generating a production version of the application program including the same semantics as the original application program but potentially fewer methods and no debug related annotations, wherein methods that are not annotated as debugging only methods are maintained; and a debugger configured for debugging purposes using the debugging methods.02-25-2010
20100050158SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR DEBUGGING OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING CODE LEVERAGING PREPROCESSORS - A process and system for debugging of a computer program, is provided. One implementation involves including mark-up information into source code of the application program, generating a debug-enabled version of the computer program including debugging methods based on the mark-up information, and providing the debug-enabled version of the program computer to a debugger for debugging purposes using the debugging methods.02-25-2010
20100050157SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR DEBUGGING OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING CODE - A process and system for interactive debugging of a computer program, is provided. One implementation involves providing a class for an object oriented computer program capable of executing on a computer system, the class having class methods defining a semantic field of the class; automatically monitoring the class during execution of the program, and leveraging said class methods by executing the class methods upon object-typed variables to obtain a pseudo-field value; and presenting the pseudo-field value along with fields of the said object-typed variables, on a user interface for debugging purposes.02-25-2010
20100275184RESOURCE MONITORING - Monitoring resources of a computing device during testing of software applications provides useful feedback to developers and implementers of the software application. By periodically collecting system counter data during automated testing of the software application, and correlating the collected data to a state of the test, the actions of the test causing any undesirable resource issues can be readily identified.10-28-2010
20110107304Quality Assurance Testing - A quality assurance system has a test generator for applying tests to an application program and a correlator for logging events that occur during testing in correlation with test steps so as to generate a test log. The quality assurance program has a user interface for providing an interactive presentation displaying a list of events and a list of test steps such that: 1) selecting a test step will cause a correlated event to be highlighted, and 2) selecting an event will cause a correlated test step to be highlighted.05-05-2011
20120185829Method and system for debugging a job running on a legacy system - The present invention concerns a computer-implemented method for debugging a job running on a legacy system, wherein the method comprises the following steps: 07-19-2012
20120084758Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Client-Specific Variable Evaluation - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving, by the debug server from the debug clients asynchronously during a debug session of the debuggee, a plurality of application-level messages; routing, by the message router in accordance with an application-level message passing protocol, the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including providing distributed control of the back-end debugger to the debug clients with application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger; and returning, by the debug server to the debug clients in response to the application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger, client-specific debug results.04-05-2012
20110131552AUGMENTING VISUALIZATION OF A CALL STACK - In one embodiment, a method comprises the steps of obtaining software architecture information for describing software architecture of the software; parsing the software architecture information to generate a set of module objects, wherein the module objects correspond to software modules of the software; obtaining a call object of the software call stack, wherein the call object corresponds to a method or function executed when the software is running; comparing an invocation interface of the module object with the call object; and associating corresponding information of the module object with the call object of the software call stack according to a comparison result.06-02-2011
20110131551GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE INPUT ELEMENT IDENTIFICATION - Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with graphical user interface input element identification are described. One example system identifies a graphical user interface (GUI) element through which an input to an application was received based on comparing images generated from data provided by the application. Data that describes the GUI element may then be provided.06-02-2011
20120266140Impact Indication Of Thread-Specific Events In A Non-Stop Debugging Environment - A non-stop debugging environment includes a debugger configured to debug a multi-threaded debuggee, where encountering an event by one of the threads stops execution of only the one thread without concurrently stopping execution of other threads. In such a non-stop debug environment, impact indication of thread-specific events includes tracking, by the debugger, activity associated with a thread-specific event and displaying, by the debugger in a graphical user interface (GUI), an indication of thread-specific event impact in dependence upon the tracked activity.10-18-2012
20120240104APPLICATION SERVICES SOURCE REFACTORING - An embodiment of the disclosure can compile source of an interactive application with debug options enabled. Execution activity of the interactive application can be enabled. A code path of a selected service of the interactive application can be executed in a debug environment using a user interface of the selected service to identify execution data associated with the selected service. Unresolved branch conditions in the execution data can be addressed for each code path of the selected service. A source extraction of the selected service can be performed.09-20-2012
20120272220SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAY OF SOFTWARE QUALITY - A method for code analysis comprising steps of inputting program code to an analyzer, assigning an objective quality measure to components of the analyzed code; and displaying graphically the objective quality measures.10-25-2012
20120272219Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Symbol Locking - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving, from the debug clients, application-level messages, including receiving, from a symbol locking debug client, a request to lock one or more symbols from value modification; routing, by the message router, the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including: establishing a lock for each of the one or more symbols; and returning, to the debug clients, client-specific debug results including, returning, responsive to a request to modify a value of a locked symbol, an indication that the symbol is locked without modifying the value of the locked symbol as requested.10-25-2012
20120272218Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Stacked Run-To-Cursor Commands - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving a number of application-level messages, including receiving from a requesting debug client a run-to-cursor command; routing the messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including: sending, to debug clients, a request for approval to carry out the run-to-cursor command; receiving responses to the request; and commanding the back-end debugger to execute the debuggee to a cursor position of one of the debug clients only after receiving a predefined number of approvals; and returning, by the debug server to the debug clients in response to the application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger, client-specific debug results.10-25-2012
20120278790Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Real-Time Variable Modification Indicators - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes: receiving, by the debug server from the debug clients asynchronously during a debug session of the debuggee, a plurality of application-level messages, receiving, from a requesting debug client, a request to notify other debug clients that the requesting debug client is presently modifying a value of a particular variable; routing, by the message router, the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including distributing to the other debug clients a notification of the modification the value of the particular variable; and returning, to the debug clients, client-specific debug results.11-01-2012
20120089965APPLICATION SERVICES SOURCE REFACTORING - An embodiment of the disclosure can compile source of an interactive application with debug options enabled. Execution activity of the interactive application can be enabled. A code path of a selected service of the interactive application can be executed in a debug environment using a user interface of the selected service to identify execution data associated with the selected service. Unresolved branch conditions in the execution data can be addressed for each code path of the selected service. A source extraction of the selected service can be performed.04-12-2012
20110276947CONTEXT-BASED EVALUATION OF EQUATIONS - Some embodiments provide a system that facilitates the evaluation of an equation. During operation, the system obtains one or more data-access functions to be used in the equation. Next, the system obtains an analysis context for the equation separately from the data-access functions. The analysis context may include one or more analysis parameters that specify one or more data sources and/or types of analysis to be used in evaluating the equation. Finally, the system evaluates the equation using the data-access functions and the data sources.11-10-2011
20120096437STEP GRANULARITY SELECTION IN A SOFTWARE DEBUGGER - A debugger allows a programmer to select the granularity of a line step function. Using a debugger step statement, the programmer can specify line step, statement step, or automatic selection. When the user specifies line step in the debugger statement, the debugger functions in true line step mode, where a line of source code is executed for each step. When the user specifies statement step in the debugger statement, the debugger functions in statement step mode, where a statement is executed for each step. When the user specifies automatic selection in the debugger statement, the program is analyzed, and a decision regarding whether to use line step or statement step is made based on the characteristics of the program and based on user-specified selection criteria. In this manner the function of the debugger when line stepping can vary according to the programmer's needs.04-19-2012
20120102467Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Client-Specific Display Location Upon Event Notification - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes presenting a client-specific GUI; detecting user input including receiving a specification of display preferences specifying a preferred location at which to display source code of debuggee upon receipt of an event notification; receiving an event notification of an encountered event, the event notification specifying a location of the encountered event; and displaying client-specific debug results at the preferred location in source code without regard to the location of the encountered event.04-26-2012
20120102466Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Graphic Representation Of Source Code Ownership Assignments - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving application-level messages including receiving a request to assign ownership of a portion of source code; routing the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including providing distributed control of the back-end debugger and forwarding, to the debug administrator, the request to assign ownership of the portion of source code; assigning ownership of the portion of the source code to the owning debug client; and returning, to the debug clients, client-specific debug results, including returning to the debug clients a description of the assignment of ownership to the owning debug client.04-26-2012
20120102465Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Client-Specific Access Control - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving, by the debug server, a plurality of application-level messages, including receiving, from a session owner, a request to enable a predefined operational mode; enabling the predefined operational mode; routing, by the message router in accordance with an application-level message passing protocol and in accordance with the enabled predefined operational mode, the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including providing distributed control of the back-end debugger to the debug clients with application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger; and returning, by the debug server to the debug clients in response to the application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger, client-specific debug results.04-26-2012
20120102464Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Collaborative Step Over Operation - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving application-level messages including receiving, from a requesting debug client, a step over command that includes an instruction to ignore, during the step over command, events established by the requesting debug client; routing the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including providing distributed control of the back-end debugger and routing the step over command to the back-end debugger; performing the step over command, including ignoring the events established by the requesting debug client and processing any other events; and returning, to the debug clients in response to the application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger, client-specific debug results.04-26-2012
20120102463Collaborative Software Debugging In A Distributed System With Multi-Member Variable Expansion - In a distributed system that includes a debug server and debug clients coupled for data communications through a data communications network, where the debug server includes a debug administrator, a message router, a back-end debugger, and a debuggee, collaborative software debugging includes receiving application-level messages, including a request from a requesting debug client to notify other debug clients of an expansion of a multi-member variable; routing the application-level messages among the debug clients, the debug administrator, and the back-end debugger, including providing distributed control of the back-end debugger to the debug clients and distributing, to the other debug clients, a notification of the expansion of the multi-member variable; and returning to the debug clients in response to the application-level messages routed to the back-end debugger, client-specific debug results.04-26-2012
20120291017DEBUGGER AND DEBUGGING METHODS USING BREAKPOINTS CONDITIONED ON THE STATIC IDENTITY OF DATA - A method of debugging a program includes setting a breakpoint in the program identifying a location within the program, a reference-typed expression that is valid within the scope of the location, and a set of statically-specified data entities to which the expression refers, upon encountering the location during a current run of the program, determining whether the associated expression evaluates to a reference corresponding to one of the statically-specified data entities, pausing the program at the location if a value of the expression refers to one of the statically-specified data entities, and continuing the program without pausing if the value does not refer to one of the statically-specified data entities.11-15-2012
20100199263TEST CASE PATTERN MATCHING - A method of providing feedback on source code being created includes receiving source code and processing the received source code according to a predefined rule set to create a representation of the received source code. A source code repository is accessed that includes source code fragments. Each source code fragment in the repository has been processed according to the predefined rule set to create representations of the respective source code fragments. The representation of the received source code is compared to each representation of the source code fragments. A matching score is calculated for the representation of the received source code with respect to each representation of the source code fragments based upon an output of the comparison step. An output derived from the calculated matching scores is presented.08-05-2010
20130014086DEBUGGER CONNECTION - The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes establishing a connection with one or more virtual machines using a debugger protocol configured to communicate debug commands to applications executed by the one or more virtual machines. The method also includes transmitting a request for a current state of the one or more virtual machines using the connection. Information associated with the current state includes state variables not controlled by an application receiving debug commands. The method includes outputting the current state of the one or more virtual machines for display to a user.01-10-2013
20130014085VISUAL INTERFACE OF AUTOMATED SOFTWARE TESTING - A system and method for testing a software application, comprising: a structure of actions to be executed by the software application; a visual interface of the software application comprising a plurality of components; and a first link between one of the actions and a corresponding one of the components in the visual interface.01-10-2013
20120151448AUTOMATED TEST EXECUTION PLAN GENERATION - A set of user-configured testing parameters for a software application under test can be received by a test execution plan generation tool. At least one testing objective for the software application can be defined by user-configurable testing parameters. A test execution plan can be automatically generated utilizing the user-configured testing parameters and a predefined test execution plan data model. The predefined test execution plan data model can include testing metadata representing software testing domain data for a software testing system being used to evaluate the software application under test. The testing metadata can specify details of finite shared resources of a test center shared by all projects under test. The generated test execution plan can detail specific allocation of the finite shared resources dedicated towards at least one phase of testing the software application to satisfy the at least one testing objective for the software application.06-14-2012
20130019227Debugging Inline Functions in Optimized CodeAANM Chiu; Jen-LungAACI RedmondAAST WAAACO USAAGP Chiu; Jen-Lung Redmond WA US - Various embodiments provide an ability to present content associated with an inline function via a code debugging tool. In some embodiments, the code debugging tool can be configured to enable manipulation of commands associated with the inline function. Alternately or additionally, one or more calls to the inline function can be manipulated independently from each other within the debugging tool.01-17-2013
20110161933SOFTWARE DEFECT TRACKING - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for improved tracking of software item defects. The approach involves maintaining defect attributes for a particular software bug. Certain attributes are user-defined while others are derived. Attributes may be, for example, questions, requests for action, requests for approval, or others. The primary attributes and derived attributes for the bug are associated with users that are associated with the software bug, and a determination is made as to whether or not action is required by the individual users for the software bug using the attributes. If action is required, the user is alerted that action is required for the software bug. The actions and/or bugs may be presented to the user using an inbox format. The inbox may sort actions based on priority, what type of attribute is relevant to the user, or using other categorizations.06-30-2011
20130024844CONTINUOUS EVALUATION OF PROGRAM CODE AND SAVING STATE INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH PROGRAM CODE - A device receives an input associated with a program code being created or edited, and determines whether to perform an evaluation on the program code based on the input. The device waits for another input to be received when the evaluation is not to be performed, and performs the evaluation on the program code to generate a result, when the evaluation is to be performed. The device determines whether to display the result, waits for the other input to be received when the result is not to be displayed, and provides the result for display when the result is to be displayed.01-24-2013
20130024843METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR APPLICATION PERFORMANCE AND CAPACITY ANALYSIS - A computer-implemented method is provided for determining the performance of an application platform that includes one or more applications associated with a plurality of resources of a computer system. The method includes disposing a plurality of synthetic resource consumers within the application platform, each synthetic resource consumer configured to consume at least one of the plurality of resources. A workload profile is provided to the plurality of synthetic resource consumers. The workload profile includes parameters specifying resource consumption by the plurality of synthetic resource consumers. Performance data is acquired based on the impact of the workload profile on the plurality of resources and the plurality of applications.01-24-2013
20130024842SOFTWARE TEST AUTOMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Described are a system and method for performing an automated quality assessment on a software program under test. A test automation system executes a test on a software program Data related to the test is automatically collected. The data includes first information determined by the test automation system in response to executing the test. The data further includes second information related to the test and received from a source other than the test automation system. The first information is analyzed. A quality assessment of the software program is generated from the analyzed first information and from the second information.01-24-2013
20110246969SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DEBUGGING AN ASSERTION - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for debugging an assertion. These mechanisms and methods for debugging an assertion can enable improved interpretation and analysis of data validation results, more efficient development associated with data validation, etc.10-06-2011
20120096439TRACEABILITY IN A MODELING ENVIRONMENT - Exemplary embodiments employ a mapping among entities that are related to each other. The entities may include a graphical model, generated code, a generated report, a requirements document and/or an intermediate representation. The mapping may facilitate graphical identifications between parts of one entity that maps to part of another entity. The graphical identification may occur based on a selection of a part in one of the entities.04-19-2012
20080216054Storing and Restoring Snapshots of a Computer Process - A method to trace a variable or other expression through a computer program is disclosed. A user determines the variable and the conditions upon which activity of the variable will be monitored. As a result of the invention, every time that variable is referenced in a memory operation or other activity by the program and the conditions set forth by the user are satisfied, the state of that variable is saved as a snapshot without interrupting or stopping execution of the program. The snapshots are accumulated in a history table. The history table can be retrieved and the state of the variable in any given snapshot can be restored. Other variables and expressions can be attached to the trigger variable and the states of these other variables at the time of the activity of the trigger variable may also be saved in the snapshot. The method may be incorporated into a program as a tracing device or a program product separate from the logical processing device executing the program.09-04-2008
20130097591THREAD-SPECIFIC WATCH EVENT ADMINISTRATION IN A NON-STOP DEBUGGING ENVIRONMENT - A non-stop debugging environment includes a debugger configured to debug a multi-threaded debuggee, where encountering an event by one of threads stops execution of only the one thread without concurrently stopping execution of other threads. In the non-stop debugging environment, thread-specific watch event administration includes holding from execution, by the debugger, a thread triggering a watch event; determining, by the debugger, whether the watch event was set for the thread triggering the watch event; if the watch event was set for the thread triggering the watch event, setting, by the debugger, the debug perspective of a GUI to the thread triggering the watch event; and, if the watch event was not set for the thread triggering the watch event: retrieving, by the debugger, watch event information from the thread triggering the watch event; and resuming, by the debugger without user interaction, execution of the thread triggering the watch event.04-18-2013
20130097590IMPACT INDICATION OF THREAD-SPECIFIC EVENTS IN A NON-STOP DEBUGGING ENVIRONMENT - A non-stop debugging environment includes a debugger configured to debug a multi-threaded debuggee, where encountering an event by one of the threads stops execution of only the one thread without concurrently stopping execution of other threads. In such a non-stop debug environment, impact indication of thread-specific events includes tracking, by the debugger, activity associated with a thread-specific event and displaying, by the debugger in a graphical user interface (GUI), an indication of thread-specific event impact in dependence upon the tracked activity.04-18-2013
20130097589EVENT MANAGEMENT IN A NON-STOP DEBUGGING ENVIRONMENT - Event management in a non-stop debugging environment that includes a debugger configured to debug a multi-threaded debuggee, where encountering an event by one of the threads stops execution of only the one thread without concurrently stopping execution of other threads and event management includes: receiving, by the debugger, a user request to establish a dynamically disabled event that is disabled for all threads upon a stop in execution of any thread; establishing, by the debugger, the dynamically disabled event; identifying, by the debugger, a stop in execution of a particular thread; and disabling, by the debugger, the dynamically disabled event for all threads of the debuggee.04-18-2013
20130104107DATA FLOW VISUALIZATION AND DEBUGGING - Computation execution can be visualized and debugged. A computation such as a database query plan graph can be extracted from a database query expression. Trace points can be injected into the database query expression while preserving original behavior. Query graphs can be generated with automatic inserting of mechanisms to connect to trace points, enabling visualization of query execution lifecycle states, collection of data traces across operators, and historical debugging with replay of data sets.04-25-2013
20130152052LINKING DIAGNOSTIC VISUALIZATIONS TO APPLICATION CODE - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for linking diagnostic visualizations to regions of application code. Diagnostic visualizations emitted during execution of an application are displayed. The diagnostic visualizations partially represent the abstract objective of the application (e.g., as envisioned by a developer). Diagnostic data for at least one of a plurality of components is displayed. The diagnostic data indicates the performance of the at least one of the plurality of components during execution of the application. The displayed one or more diagnostic visualizations and the displayed diagnostic data is correlated to link the one or more diagnostic visualizations to the at least one of the plurality of components. Linking the one or more diagnostic visualizations to the at least one of the plurality of components can better indicate how the application's behavior reconciles the abstract objective.06-13-2013
20130152051TIME-BASED NAVIGATION WITHIN RESOURCE UTILIZATION DATA - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for time-based navigation within resource utilization data. A computer system is configured to present resource utilization data representing performance of computer resources. The resource utilization data is displayed on a diagnostic data trace during the execution of the application. The user can select a desired time range and the resource utilization data within the time range will be displayed at other traces. The diagnostic data trace is still presented so that the user can understand the relation between the selected time range and the overall time length. Further, the user can modify the selected time range by change the extents of the selected time range using resizing tool. The resource utilization data within the modified selected time range, similarly, is also displayed along with the diagnostic data trace.06-13-2013
20130152050SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF INFORMATION RELATING TO MOBILE APPLICATIONS - A system and method are provided for data collection and analysis of information related to applications. Specifically, the developer of the application may install analytic software, which may be embodied as a software development kit (SDK), on an integrated development environment (“IDE”) associated with the developer, wherein the analytic software may be installed with a wizard-like interface having a series of easy to follow instructions. Once installed, the application, with the analytic software incorporated therein, may be provided and installed on a plurality of end user devices. Thereafter, the analytic software may work in conjunction with analytic processing logic to assist the developer in obtaining pertinent information related to bugs associated with the application that is being executed on an end user device.06-13-2013
20130152049WARNING OF REGISTER AND STORAGE AREA ASSIGNMENT ERRORS - A system for tracking register and/or storage area assignments and warning a programmer of potential assignment errors. More specifically, the system tracks programmer assignments to registers and storage areas and determines if a register or storage area has been modified prior to a call to a program or process external to the source code being examined. The system notes whether a modified register or storage area is restored to its original value subsequent to the external call. If the register or storage area has not been restored, the system displays a warning of a possible assignment error.06-13-2013
20100318971Systems And Methods For Identifying Graphic User-Interface Components - Systems and methods for identifying a target position on a computer display are provided. A system receives computer display data indicative of contents of a computer display and identifies a first area of interest within the computer display. Identifying the area of interest includes receiving a first image and searching the computer display for the first image. Upon finding a match for the first image, a location of the match for the first image is identified as a first point. A second image is received and searched for on the computer display. Upon finding a match for the second image, the location of the match is identified as a second point. The first point and the second point are used in defining an area of interest. A target position is located within the area of interest.12-16-2010
20110314451VALIDATING TRANSLATIONS OF EXTERNALIZED CONTENT FOR INCLUSION IN AN APPLICATION - A method and system for validating translated files for inclusion in an application being developed. Translatable files having externalized content in a single base language are sent for translation into other languages. Translated files resulting from a translation of the translatable files are received. Each translated file is statically and dynamically validated to detect error(s). The static validation is based on comparing the translatable files to the translated files. The dynamic validation is based on a simulation of how a user interface of the application presents the externalized content, without including an actual presentation of the externalized content by the user interface. Modified translated files that correct the detected error(s) are received and provided for a presentation of the externalized content by the user interface.12-22-2011
20120030655Generating and Modifying Textual Code Interfaces from Graphical Programs - A graphical program is analyzed, where the graphical program includes an I/O interface including one or more ordered parameters for providing input to or receiving output from the graphical program. A function is generated in a textual programming language based on the analyzing, where the function implements the functionality of the graphical program, and includes a textual function I/O interface with the one or more ordered parameters of the I/O interface of the graphical program. User input is received specifying a modified textual function I/O interface that differs from the textual function I/O interface. A wrapper for the function is generated with the modified textual function I/O interface, where the wrapper includes the function, and where during execution the wrapper receives or outputs values in accordance with the modified textual function I/O interface, and provides values to or receives values from the function via the textual function I/O interface.02-02-2012
20130205280DEBUGGING CODE VISUALLY ON A CANVAS - A debugger session is initiated to monitor application execution. A debugger canvas corresponding to the debugger session is identified and displayed. The displayed debugger canvas includes one or more code bubbles created during a prior debugger session. The one or more code bubbles already present on the displayed debugger canvas are reused during the current debugger session. Accordingly, existing code bubbles and bubble sets are reused on a debugger canvas when entering a debug session, thus providing a more stable and manageable view for debugging an application in an integrated development environment. The code fragments in code bubbles on a debugger canvas can be analyzed, inspected, and edited during or after a debug session. Notations can also be added to a debugger canvas in the form of note bubbles and context data bubbles.08-08-2013
20120096438CHECKPOINT ENTRY INSERTION DURING TEST SCENARIO CREATION - A test module can be configured to initiate test scenario creation for a target application, and an interaction entry definition module can be configured to define, during the test scenario creation, a plurality of interaction entries representing a sequence of user interactions with a plurality of user interface elements of the target application. A test scenario compiler can be configured to include the plurality of interaction entries in a test scenario file representing a test scenario, and a checkpoint entry definition module can be configured to receive an indicator that a property of a user interface element from the plurality of user interface elements has been selected for verification, and configured to define a checkpoint entry configured to trigger verification of the property of the user interface element from the plurality of user interface elements based on the test scenario file during test scenario verification of the target application.04-19-2012

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