18 de marzo de 2002

Debugging Visual FoxPro Applications

Debugging Visual FoxPro Applications 
by Nancy Folsom (Inglés)



Author: Nancy Folsom
Edited by: Kelly Conway
ISBN: 1-930919-20-4
Length: 120 pages
Press date: February, 2002
Ebook format: .PDF

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Organization

Chapter 2: Quality Ensurance

  • Lies, damned lies, and… statistics
  • Today
  • Test early, test often
  • But… I have a test team
  • “Houston, we have a problem.”
  • Debugging during development
  • Debugging test versions
  • Debugging in post-release or maintenance
  • Designing with diagnostics in mind
  • When are you done debugging?
  • Risk
  • Measure twice, cut once
  • Bug tracking
  • Source code control
  • Irreverent evangelizing
  • The best offense is a strong defense

Chapter 3: Applying the Scientific Method to Debugging

  • Observation
  • Inquiry
  • Hypothesis
  • Prediction
  • Experimentation
  • Analysis
  • Decision
  • Conclusion

Chapter 4: Visual FoxPro Debugging Tools

  • Debug options
  • Font and colors
  • Display timer events
  • Environment
  • Call stack options
  • Trace window options
  • Output window options
  • The native debugger
  • About the debug output window
  • About the call stack
  • About the trace window
  • About the watch window
  • About the locals window
  • About breakpoints
  • About configuration files
  • Debugger odds and ends: Stepping, resume, cancel
  • Coverage logging
  • Event tracking
  • Language elements
  • Error handling
  • Using views
  • Syntax coloring and IntelliSense
  • Rushmore optimization—SYS(3054)
  • The command window
  • The Help file
  • Tools outside of Visual FoxPro
  • Understanding the tool

Chapter 5: A Taxonomy of Common Visual FoxPro Bugs

  • Requirement-related bugs
  • Exceptions to business rules
  • The technique
  • Design-related bugs
  • Misunderstandings
  • Conflicts
  • Omissions
  • The technique
  • Characteristics
  • Variant variables
  • Implicit variable declaration
  • Comparison and assignment are the same (“=”)
  • Multiple RETURN statements
  • Optional parameters
  • Ambiguous fields, memory variables, and objects
  • Implementation bugs
  • Syntax bugs
  • Logical bugs
  • Performance
  • Data performance
  • Code
  • System bugs
  • The technique
  • Deployment
  • Maintenance bugs
  • Effective debugging
  • Conclusion

Chapter 6: Fitting into Enterprise Solutions

  • Using ActiveX and OLE controls
  • Using Automation servers
  • Building Automation servers
  • Windows API
  • Conclusion

Appendix A: Additional Resources

  • Visual FoxPro books
  • Debugging and good coding practices
  • Requirements gathering and design
  • Web resources

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