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Empirical assessments in debugging activity

Fabio Pereira da Silva, University of São Paulo
Higor Amario de Souza, University of São Paulo
Marcos Lordello Chaim, University of São Paulo

Description

Debugging is the task of locating and fixing defects in a program. Despite the research effort in debugging, this task is still carried in the same way since the 1960’s when the first symbolics debuggers were introduced. Spectrum-Based Fault Localization (SFL) aim to help developers in the fault localization using automated test information during debugging. This article presents a study with visual and textual debugging tools that use SFL techniques to the fault localization.

 
Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Empirical assessments in debugging activity

Debugging is the task of locating and fixing defects in a program. Despite the research effort in debugging, this task is still carried in the same way since the 1960’s when the first symbolics debuggers were introduced. Spectrum-Based Fault Localization (SFL) aim to help developers in the fault localization using automated test information during debugging. This article presents a study with visual and textual debugging tools that use SFL techniques to the fault localization.