Time Travel Debugging - It's Time to Debug Different

By Chris Croft-White

Time Travel Debugging simplifies debugging by letting developers freely step backwards, as well as forwards, through a program’s execution.

In this practical lunch and learn session we’ll demonstrate benefits of Time Travel debugging and show how it delivers a radically simplified workflow for debugging, compared to traditional methods of debugging forwards.

Our Engineer will walk through how developers can simplify fixing bugs by:

  • Deterministically capturing and replaying a program’s behavior

  • Time traveling backward (and forward) in the code execution to the origin of the failure

  • Reducing the amount of repetitive guesswork and time consuming restarts and stops normally involved in debugging

  • The demonstration will feature UDB, Time Travel Debugger and the open source debugger, RR.