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Enable Debuggers As an Objective Performance Measurement Tool for Software Development Cost Reduction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013726D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Most people think of debugger as a tool to repair defects in their programs. However, one overlooked capability of a debugger is that it can be enabled as an objective performance measurement tool to reduce software product development cost. Currently in the market today, there are no tools available for the programmers to: 1. identify which algorithm has the best performance during the design phase for prototypes; 2. identify which section of code has performance degradation during the unit test, line item test phase within one component;