Tales from the Development Crypt: What If…

Posted on by Jura Gorohovsky

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.

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3 Responses to Tales from the Development Crypt: What If…

  1. David says:

    January 19, 2009

    Have you seen the timeline in Ants 4? (you probably have…)

    I’ve found it really useful to be able to highlight (and tag) parts of the execution life-cycle and see the profiling results for that.

    However, I much prefer the way that you guys display/analyse results. Any chance of combining the two?

  2. Patrick Smacchia says:

    January 20, 2009

    Awesome!

  3. Patrick says:

    April 15, 2009

    Any thoughts on when it will be released?

    Thanks,
    Patrick

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