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Forthcoming 2nd edition of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 1

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

After 4 years in print this bestselling title needs an update to address minor changes, include extra examples and reference additional research published in Volumes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

  • Title: Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 1
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Publisher: OpenTask (Summer 2012)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24
  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-35-1
  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-36-8

The cover for both paperback and hardcover titles will also have a matte finish. We used A Memory Window artwork for the back cover.

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Forthcoming Transcript of Introduction to Software Narratology Webinar

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

In a week this short full color book should appear in online bookstores:

  • Title: Software Narratology: An Introduction to the Applied Science of Software Stories
  • Authors: Dmitry Vostokov, Memory Dump Analysis Services
  • Description: This is a transcript of Memory Dump Analysis Services Webinar about Software Narratology: an exciting new discipline and a field of research founded by DumpAnalysis.org. When software executes it gives us its stories in the form of UI events, software traces and logs. Such stories can be analyzed for their structure and patterns for troubleshooting, debugging and problem resolution purposes. Topics also include software narremes and their types, anticipatory software construction and software diagnostics.
  • Publisher: OpenTask (April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 21.6
  • Paperback: 26 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908043078

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New Book: Advanced Windows Memory Dump Analysis

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Advanced training sessions time may not suitable due to different geographic time zones. So I have decided to publish this training in a book format (currently in PDF) and make it available in paperback on Amazon and B&N later. Book details:

  • Title: Advanced Windows Memory Dump Analysis with Data Structures: Training Course Transcript and WinDbg Practice Exercises with Notes
  • Description: The full transcript of Memory Dump Analysis Services Training with 10 step-by-step exercises, notes, and selected Q&A.
  • Authors: Dmitry Vostokov, Memory Dump Analysis Services
  • Publisher: OpenTask (January 2012)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 21.6
  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908043344

Table of Contents

Now available for sale in PDF format from Memory Dump Analysis Services.

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New Book: Accelerated .NET Memory Dump Analysis

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

During the previous several months some companies and individuals expressed their interest in the training (the next one is scheduled for January) but its time was not suitable due to different geographic time zones. So I have decided to publish this training in a book format (currently in PDF) and make it available in paperback on Amazon and B&N later. Book details:

  • Title: Accelerated .NET Memory Dump Analysis: Training Course Transcript and WinDbg Practice Exercises with Notes
  • Description: The full transcript of Memory Dump Analysis Services Training with 7 step-by-step exercises, notes, source code of specially created modeling applications and selected Q&A. Covers 20 .NET memory dump analysis patterns plus additional unmanaged patterns.
  • Authors: Dmitry Vostokov, Memory Dump Analysis Services
  • Publisher: OpenTask (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 21.6
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908043320

Table of Contents

Now available for sale in PDF format from Memory Dump Analysis Services.

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Forthcoming Volume 6 of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The new 6th volume contains revised, edited, cross-referenced, and thematically organized selected DumpAnalysis.org blog posts about memory dump and software trace analysis, software troubleshooting and debugging written in November 2010 - October 2011 for software engineers developing and maintaining products on Windows platforms, quality assurance engineers testing software on Windows platforms, technical support and escalation engineers dealing with complex software issues, and security researchers, malware analysts and reverse engineers. The sixth volume features:

  • 56 new crash dump analysis patterns including 14 new .NET memory dump analysis patterns
  • 4 new pattern interaction case studies
  • 11 new trace analysis patterns
  • New Debugware pattern
  • Introduction to UI problem analysis patterns
  • Introduction to intelligence analysis patterns
  • Introduction to unified debugging pattern language
  • Introduction to generative debugging, metadefect template library and DNA of software behaviour
  • The new school of debugging and trends
  • .NET memory dump analysis checklist
  • Software trace analysis checklist
  • Introduction to close and deconstructive readings of a software trace
  • Memory dump analysis compass
  • Computical and Stack Trace Art
  • The abductive reasoning of Philip Marlowe
  • Orbifold memory space and cloud computing
  • Memory worldview
  • Interpretation of cyberspace
  • Relationship of memory dumps to religion
  • Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5

Product information:

  • Title: Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 6
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Opentask (December 2011)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-19-1
  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Opentask (January 2012)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-20-7

Back cover features 3d memory space visualization image created with ParaView.

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Recent News and Updates

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

First, we announced Debugging TV and its first weekly program called Frames where each episode features some facet of debugging, memory dump, and software trace analysis in 8 minutes. The first episode is about symbol files plus extra 8 minutes to ask questions.

Debugging TV Frame 0×01
Date: Friday, October 7, 2011
Time: 5:45 PM - 6:01 PM BST

Space is limited.
Reserve your seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/640694470

Second, Accelerated Windows Memory Dump Analysis book became available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Third, a recording of Fundamentals of Complete Crash and Hang Memory Dump Analysis (Revision 2) Webinar was made available for viewing.

Fourth, I’m working now on the next 5 crash dump analysis patterns to be published this week.

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New Book: Accelerated Windows Memory Dump Analysis

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

During the previous several months many people expressed their interest in the training (the next one is scheduled for November) but its time was not suitable due to the very different geographic time zones. So I have decided to publish this training in book format (currently in PDF) and make it available in paperback on Amazon and B&N later. Book details:

  • Title: Accelerated Windows Memory Dump Analysis: Training Course Transcript and WinDbg Practice Exercises with Notes
  • Description: The full transcript of Memory Dump Analysis Services Training with 21 step-by-step exercises, notes, source code of specially created modeling applications and selected Q&A. Covers about 50 crash dump analysis patterns from process, kernel and complete memory dumps.
  • Authors: Dmitry Vostokov, Memory Dump Analysis Services
  • Publisher: OpenTask (August 2011)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 21.6
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908043290

Table of Contents

Now available for sale in PDF format from Memory Dump Analysis Services.

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New Published Books

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The following books have been published and available on Amazon and B&N:

- Hardcover version of Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5

- Memory Dump Analysis Anthology: Color Supplement for Volumes 4-5

 

- Introduction to Pattern-Driven Software Problem Solving

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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5 is available for download

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that MDAA, Volume 5 is available in PDF format:

www.dumpanalysis.org/Memory+Dump+Analysis+Anthology+Volume+5

It features:

- 25 new crash dump analysis patterns
- 11 new pattern interaction case studies (including software tracing)
- 16 new trace analysis patterns
- 7 structural memory patterns
- 4 modeling case studies for memory dump analysis patterns
- Discussion of 3 common analysis mistakes
- Malware analysis case study
- Computer independent architecture of crash analysis report service
- Expanded coverage of software narratology
- Metaphysical and theological implications of memory dump worldview
- More pictures of memory space and physicalist art
- Classification of memory visualization tools
- Memory visualization case studies
- Close reading of the stories of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Watson’s observational patterns
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4

Its table of contents is available here:

www.dumpanalysis.org/MDAA/MDA-Anthology-V5-TOC.pdf

Paperback and hardcover versions should be available in a week or two. I also started working on Volume 6 that should be available in November-December.

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Forthcoming Windows Debugging Notebook: Essential User Space WinDbg Commands

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Finally, after the numerous delays, the first Windows Debugging Notebook is almost ready for publication by the end of this month with a new cover and a foreword written by Mario Hewardt, the author of Advanced Windows Debugging and Advanced .NET Debugging books:

It is the first notebook because we have decided to split it into 3 different memory space volumes and one additional overview volume for concepts and tools:

- Windows Debugging Notebook: Essential User Space WinDbg Commands (ISBN: 978-1906717001 and 978-0955832857)
- Windows Debugging Notebook: Essential Kernel Space WinDbg Commands (ISBN: 978-1908043146)
- Windows Debugging Notebook: Essential Managed Space WinDbg .NET Commands (ISBN: 978-1908043153)
- Windows Debugging Notebook: Essential Concepts and Tools (ISBN: 978-1908043160)

On a bookshelf you would be able to distinguish between the first 3 volumes by a 3 color spine stripe with an appropriate check on it: red for kernel, blue for user, and green for managed space.

The Table of Contents has been changed too.

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.NET and Java Debugging

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

This is the main topic of the forthcoming March Debugged! MZ/PE magazine issue:

Debugged! MZ/PE: .NET and Java Debugging, March, 2011 (Paperback, ISBN: 978-1908043139)

The draft front cover is an allegory of a class hierarchy and was designed by my daughter, Alexandra Vostokova, a coauthor of Baby Turing book.

If you have an article idea or if you’d like to write an article for this issue please use the following contact form:

http://www.dumpanalysis.org/contact

The deadline is the 31st of March. Articles will first appear in the online version and then in print.

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Encyclopedia of Debugging

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

This is the ultimate multi- and cross-platform debugging reference project dubbed internally as “Memory Dump of Debugging”. Useful for years to come, this encyclopedia would cover all aspects of debugging with articles from leading experts from both industry and academia. Preliminary product information:

  • Title: Encyclopedia of Debugging
  • Editor: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: OpenTask (March 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-12-2

The title is a successor to both Encyclopedia of Crash Dump Analysis Patterns (ISBN: 978-1906717216) and Dictionary of Debugging (ISBN: 978-1906717353) the publisher plans to release in the mean time.

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Mad OS and other Publishing Blunders

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

While thinking about writing an operating system for memory analysis and debugging I decided to check the abbreviation and found this publishing data submission error (I hope that was not intentional) for the book Canvas 5 URW Type Library, Mad OS and Windows by Editor. I put a screenshot just in case it is fixed when you are reading this post:

Further forward thinking led me to design the front cover for a book “Bugs in Publishing” (ISBN: 978-1906717803):

In my journey as a publisher (OpenTask) I did a lot of debugging, for example, my first printed book was without page numbers on pages (but they were present in the table of contents) :-)

Now small print:

Please do not even think that the delayed book is about switching to Mac OS X! It is only about publishing: all other interpretations are products of your wild imagination and a publisher does not assume any responsibility for the damage done…

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Debugging in 2021: Trends for the Next Decade (Part 1)

Friday, December 17th, 2010

As the new decade is approaching (2011-2020) we would like to make a few previews and predictions:

- Increased complexity of software will bring more methods from biological, social sciences and humanities in addition to existing methods of automated debugging and computer science techniques

- Focus on first fault software problem solving (when aspect)

- Focus on pattern-driven software problem solving (how aspect)

- Fusion of debugging and malware analysis into a unified structural and behavioral pattern framework

- Visual debugging, memory and software trace visualization techniques

- Software maintenance certification

- Focus on domain-driven troubleshooting and debugging tools as a service (debugware TaaS)

- Focus on security issues related to memory dumps and software traces

- New scripting languages and programming language extensions for debugging

- The maturation of the science of memory snapshots and software traces (memoretics)

Imagining is not not limited to the above and more to come and explain in the forthcoming parts.

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Tools for Software Problem Solving

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

This is the main topic of the forthcoming December Debugged! MZ/PE magazine issue:

Debugged! MZ/PE: Tools for Software Problem Solving, December, 2010 (Paperback, ISBN: 978-1908043023)

The draft front cover symbolizes an element of randomness and chance exceptions in software problem solving.

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Forthcoming Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Five volumes of cross-disciplinary Anthology (dubbed by the author “The Summa Memorianica”) lay the foundation of the scientific discipline of Memoretics (study of computer memory snapshots and their evolution in time) that is also called Memory Dump and Software Trace Analysis.ca

The 5th volume contains revised, edited, cross-referenced, and thematically organized selected DumpAnalysis.org blog posts about crash dump, software trace analysis and debugging written in February 2010 - October 2010 for software engineers developing and maintaining products on Windows platforms, quality assurance engineers testing software on Windows platforms, technical support and escalation engineers dealing with complex software issues, and security researchers, malware analysts and reverse engineers. The fifth volume features:

- 25 new crash dump analysis patterns
- 11 new pattern interaction case studies (including software tracing)
- 16 new trace analysis patterns
- 7 structural memory patterns
- 4 modeling case studies for memory dump analysis patterns
- Discussion of 3 common analysis mistakes
- Malware analysis case study
- Computer independent architecture of crash analysis report service
- Expanded coverage of software narratology
- Metaphysical and theological implications of memory dump worldview
- More pictures of memory space and physicalist art
- Classification of memory visualization tools
- Memory visualization case studies
- Close reading of the stories of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Watson’s observational patterns
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4

Product information:

  • Title: Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Opentask (10 December 2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-906717-96-4
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Opentask (10 December 2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-906717-97-1

Back cover features memory space art image Hot Computation: Memory on Fire.

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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 4 is available for download

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

I’m pleased to announce that MDAA, Volume 4 is available in PDF format:

www.dumpanalysis.org/Memory+Dump+Analysis+Anthology+Volume+4

It features:

- 15 new crash dump analysis patterns
- 13 new pattern interaction case studies
- 10 new trace analysis patterns
- 6 new Debugware patterns and case study
- Workaround patterns
- Updated checklist
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3
- Memory visualization tutorials
- Memory space art

Its table of contents is available here:

http://www.dumpanalysis.org/MDAA/MDA-Anthology-V4-TOC.pdf

Paperback and hardcover versions should be available in a week or two. I also started working on Volume 5 that should be available in December.

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Malware Analysis Patterns

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

As a practical example of applying behavioral and structural pattern analysis of computer memory and traces OpenTask plans to publish the following title next year:

  • Title: Malware Patterns: Structure and Behavior of Computer Adware, Crimeware, Rootkits, Scareware, Spyware, Trojans, Viruses, Victimware and Worms
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Paperback: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: OpenTask (October 2011)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-01-6

The inclusion of victimware is necessary because of the effects of defective malware.

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Resume and CV: As a Book, 2nd Edition

Monday, October 11th, 2010

It’s time to update my old Resume and CV: As a Book that was on sale for almost 2 years to reflect exponential changes in objectives, skills, achievements and deliverables since summer, 2003. Actually the number of pages has doubled. The 2nd edition is planned to be 111th book scheduled for publication in December:

  • Title: Resume and CV: As a Book (2nd Edition)
  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov  
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: OpenTask (01 Dec 2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-908043-00-9

The front cover color follows the proverbs about “green fields” (I also fixed a bug that was on the first edition front cover) :-)

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Debugged! MZ/PE March print issue is out

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Finally, after the delay, the issue is available in print on Amazon and through other sellers:

Debugged! MZ/PE: Multithreading

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