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debug

Informal
something, esp a computer program, that locates and removes defects in (a device, system, etc.)

debug

[dē′bəg]
(computer science)
To test for, locate, and remove mistakes from a program or malfunctions from a computer.
(electronics)
To detect and remove secretly installed listening devices popularly known as bugs.
(engineering)
To eliminate from a newly designed system the components and circuits that cause early failures.

DEBUG

(software, tool)
The bundled compiler/assembler for DOS/Windows after CP/M.

["DOS Power Tools, Techniques, Tricks, and Utilities, PC Magazine, Paul Somerson Executive Editor, Bantam Books, 1988].

debug

Debug means to find the location of a problem. To debug software requires isolating the errant source code (bad program logic). Debugging a new hardware design means finding errors in the circuit logic. Debugging existing hardware often entails finding malfunctioning interconnections.


Sometimes You Need a Hammer!
Hammers are not normally part of the debugging toolkit. However, many years ago, in order to find a scrolling bug in the Windows version of this encyclopedia, the text had to be scrolled for many minutes until it crashed. For future testing, a built-in auto scroll was later added.
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Separately, to complement the MIPI NIDnT Debug and Test Specification, MIPI Alliance has released MIPI Discovery and Configuration Specification for Narrow Interface for Debug and Test v1.0 (MIPI DisCo for NIDnT v1.0).
On-chip debug system constructs the integrated entity that comprises hardware and software together.
For instance, it might outline ways to debug warnings and cautions, parts lists and diagrams, assembly instructions, and signs of failure.
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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN ) , a key member of the IEEE working group, announced that it is driving the ratification of the IEEE 1149.7 standard, a new two-pin test and debug interface standard that supports half the number of pins of the IEEE 1149.1 technology, allowing developers to easily test and debug products with complex digital circuitry, multiple CPUs and applications software in products such as mobile and handheld communication devices.
Learn how to debug Linux code at both kernal and application levels through a hands-on tutorial which covers all kinds of performance optimization issues.
Problems can occur at and layer, so being able to traverse them quickly during development and debug can significantly reduce the lab time required to get a product finished.
American Arium, an industry leader in software debug and integration tool development, has announced MontaVista(TM) Linux(R) I/O capability for terminal and debug support without serial or network connectivity.
Most known debuggers for ASE in the market today do not connect directly to the Sybase ASE Debug API, Without this connection, debugger tools can require such things as the installation of third party software, invasive database object installation or a separate debugger repository.
Ron Baecker, whose pioneering 1981 film Sorting out Sorting helped found the field of software visualization, reports with colleagues Chris DiGiano and Aaron Marcus on "Software Visualization for Debugging." To debug a program, you have to see what the program does.
The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, has introduced its MIPI Gigabit Debug family of specifications.
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