Articles Written by John Robbins

What!? A .NET Application Can Die?

Your applications can end sadly and abruptly. While that's fine during development, you don't want to have your applications die with an exception in front of our users. Nothing is more embarrassing than a confusing dialog or web page referring to unhandled exceptions.

Happy Breakpoints for Testing!

Have you ever found yourself wishing there was a way to set breakpoints on all the functions in a particular source file?

How I Use BoundsChecker

The most frequently asked question of John Robbins is how he personally uses BoundsChecker, the award-winning bug-finding product that he helped to make famous while at NuMega. In this article, John shows us his favorite tricks and techniques.

Getting Started with SoftICE

While at NuMega, John Robbins helped to make SoftICE the preminent debugger for the Windows environment. Now, read what he has to say regarding this SoftICE in terms of its capabilities and even some tips and techniques on getting the most out of it.

Getting Started Reverse Engineering

Lots of people complain that Windows and other products should be open sourced. Well, they are! It's just that you don't have C or VB source code you have assembly language binaries. In this month's article, John discusses how to get started thinking about reverse engineering so you can figure out how things work.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: August 20, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT When you look at natural user interfaces as a developer, it isn't just fun and games. There are some very serious, real-world usage models of how things can help make the world a better place – things like Intel® RealSense™ technology. Check out this upcoming eSeminar and join the panel of experts, both from inside and outside of Intel, as they discuss how natural user interfaces will likely be getting adopted in a wide variety …

  • Savvy enterprises are discovering that the cloud holds the power to transform IT processes and support business objectives. IT departments can use the cloud to redefine the continuum of development and operations—a process that is becoming known as DevOps. Download the Executive Brief DevOps: Why IT Operations Managers Should Care About the Cloud—prepared by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by IBM—to learn how IBM SmartCloud Application services provide a robust platform that streamlines …

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