Talk:Debugging Exercises

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Exercise 8: Profiling

Used when we need information about performance

exercise: two methods, which takes more time to run?

  • open jvisualvm
  • run E8 program
  • double-click in jvisualvm
  • open “profile” tab
  • click “Settings”
  • change package to net.imagej.trouble.**
  • start profiling.

question box: which method took longer?

Exercise 9: Multiple threads

Even though no code changes, sometimes debugging affects code execution

exercise: debug once where breakpoint stops thread, once where it stops vm

  • Run E9 with no breakpoint. Note that it works fine
  • Now set a breakpoint in the “getName” method of either the Even or Odd LonelyRunnable
  • Set the breakpoints property to “Suspend thread”
  • Debug E9. After hitting the breakpoint, wait for a few seconds. Eventually you should see that a different thread is paused and “Expecting Exception”.
  • resume the threads and see the stack trace.
  • Now modify the breakpoint and tell it to suspend VM instead of just the thread
  • Debug again. When you hit a breakpoint, make sure you resume the VM and not just the thread.

Hinerm (talk)

Exercise 2 - Ellen's Questions

Sorry guys... can you just clarify the final part of this exercise? I get the point of expressions - just not necessarily how to implement them correctly and then go through the debugging process... I'm missing something here...

"To complete this exercise: 1. Write an expression that calls the size() method of our list. 2. Write a 2nd expression that evaluates to the value of the index variable"

For these two steps... wording is weird and confusing - so I'm not sure exactly what I need to do... (note: this could just be an Ellen-exclusive issue)

maybe another image - snapshot - would be helpful here?? something a bit more concrete - since this is really the point of this exercise - expressions...

Etarena (talk)

Exercise 3 - Ellen's Questions

Sorry - again... maybe because it is 'me'...

Can you give me a concrete conditional statement as an example in the conditional breakpoints example step 5???

As a first-first-first timer... I have no idea what to even write! Sorry. I know... stupid, but true.

Etarena (talk)

Exercise 4 - Ellen's Questions

That's right! I've made it to #4... but not without some more 'simple' questions...

I have NO idea what to do with : --debugger=8000


That's right. In this case... even the link did not help me.


I'll finish this exercise at a later point then...

Response from Mark

So this command is intended to be run from the command line, to launch ImageJ from a terminal so you can add the "debugger" configuration flag.

I wonder if there is a general scheme that could be used to quickly and unambiguously convey this kind of instruction.. like.. green = do this in eclipse, red = do this on the command line, etc...?

Hinerm (talk)

Exercise 5 - Ellen's Questions

Well - yup. It happened... I hit a wall for today.

And I have no idea what I'm doing to get this git bisect working... for whatever reason (again, probably Ellen-specific here) - I cannot get a list of any commits.


I'm done for today. Goodness Gracious!  :)