Use Windows debuggers throughout the development cycle—and build better software
Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools—and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Led by a member of the Windows Fundamentals Team at Microsoft, you’ll apply expert debugging and tracing techniques—and sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills—through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear.
Discover how to:
- Go behind the scenes to examine how powerful Windows debuggers work
- Catch bugs early in the development cycle with static and runtime analysis tools
- Gain practical strategies to tackle the most common code defects
- Apply expert tricks to handle user-mode and kernel-mode debugging tasks
- Implement postmortem techniques such as JIT and dump debugging
- Debug the concurrency and security aspects of your software
- Use debuggers to analyze interactions between your code and the operating system
- Analyze software behavior with Xperf and the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) framework
Table of Contents
- Part 1: A Bit of Background
- Chapter 1: Software Development in Windows
- Part 2: Debugging for Fun and Profit
- Chapter 2: Getting Started
- Chapter 3: How Windows Debuggers Work
- Chapter 4: Postmortem Debugging
- Chapter 5: Beyond the Basics
- Chapter 6: Code Analysis Tools
- Chapter 7: Expert Debugging Tricks
- Chapter 8: Common Debugging Scenarios, Part 1
- Chapter 9: Common Debugging Scenarios, Part 2
- Chapter 10: Debugging System Internals
- Part 3: Observing and Analyzing Software Behavior
- Chapter 11: Introducing Xperf
- Chapter 12: Inside ETW
- Chapter 13: Common Tracing Scenarios
- WinDbg User-Mode Debugging Quick Start
- WinDbg Kernel-Mode Debugging Quick Start
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