Archive for the ‘Tool Objects’ Category

My Vision of TaaS

Monday, December 5th, 2011

On the portal I published my vision of software tools as a service in the context of post-construction software problem solving. The main part is software problem description language (SPDL) which was previously introduced as Riemann programming language. I have decided to keep the name.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -

Software Problem Description Language (Part 1)

Friday, November 11th, 2011

One of the new initiatives for 2012 is the development of SPDL (Software Problem Description Language). Its purpose is automatic generation of a software troubleshooting tool(s) based on the description of a problem. Here software problem means a post-construction problem as outlined in Introduction to Pattern-Driven Software Problem Solving. The tool construction will utilize an expanded set of DebugWare and Workaround patterns together with the refind version of RADII software development process. This will also provide necessary effectiveness, efficiency and enhanced problem solving capabilities to existing TaaS (Tools as a Service) implementations that are limited in the number of tools they offer.

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START: Software Trace Analysis in Real Time

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Memory Dump Analysis Services is working on the “Start It” button:

http://www.dumpanalysis.com/introducing-project-start

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -

The New School of Debugging

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

With the new year starts the new initiative to integrate traditional multidisciplinary debugging approaches and methodologies with multiplatform pattern-driven software problem solving, unified debugging patterns, best practices in memory dump analysis and software tracing, computer security, economics, and the new emerging trends I’m going to write about during this year.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -

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.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -

Category Theory and Troubleshooting

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Tool Objects name was motivated by the title of the book Tool and Object: A History and Philosophy of Category Theory that I’m reading:

I realized that troubleshooting can be represented as a category of memory states (or collections of proximate states) as objects and troubleshooting tools as arrows.

We can also consider tools as categories with arrows as troubleshooting actions. In the latter case we can model a collection of tools and transformations (morphisms) between them as a functor.

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Welcome to Tool Objects!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

I aim to release a beta version of that unified troubleshooting system together with EasyDbg (as WinDbg add-on) in a few months after finishing porting it to x64 platform. The system is very customizable and similar buttons can be created to launch troubleshooting tools and execute troubleshooting units of work for any client and server applications. It will also be covered in the forthcoming Software Troubleshooting and Debugging Tools presentation.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -