Tales from the Development Crypt: What If…
Sometimes during profiling sessions you notice that your application is running slow or hanging, only to realize that you have not turned off a debug switch. After that, you have to reprofile everything.
Other times, after hours of continuous profiling, you optimize a consuming method, and again, you have to start from scratch to see if the optimization actually worked.
We thought we could provide a less time-consuming option for scenarios like these.
Starting from version 4.0, dotTrace will be able to recalculate a snapshot without reprofiling your application. Just ask “what if this function is removed” or “what if I optimize this function by 40%” and get a prompt answer from dotTrace: it will display new time values and compare them to the old ones.