[Jot-newsletter] [JOT] JOT Subscriber Newsletter Volume 14, no. 2 (May 2015)

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Mercury: Properties and Design of a Remote Debugging Solution using Reflection.
By Nick Papoulias, Noury Bouraqadi, Luc Fabresse, Stéphane Ducasse, Marcus Denker

  Remote debugging facilities are a technical necessity
  for devices that lack appropriate input/output interfaces (display, keyboard,
  mouse) for programming (e.g. smartphones, mobile robots) or are simply
  unreachable for local development (e.g. cloud-servers). Yet remote
  debugging solutions can prove awkward to use due to re-deployments.
  Empirical studies show us that on average 10.5 minutes per coding hour
  (over five 40-hour work weeks per year) are spent for re-deploying
  applications (including re-deployments during debugging).  Moreover
  current solutions lack facilities that would otherwise be available in a
  local setting because it is difficult to reproduce them remotely.  Our
  work identifies three desirable properties that a remote debugging
  solution should exhibit, namely: run-time evolution, semantic
  instrumentation and adaptable distribution. Given these properties we
  propose and validate Mercury, a remote debugging model based on
  reflection. Mercury supports run-time evolution through a causally
  connected remote meta-level, semantic instrumentation through the
  reification of the underlying execution environment and adaptable
  distribution through a modular architecture of the debugging middleware.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5381/jot.2015.14.2.a1

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