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.

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  • When individual departments procure cloud service for their own use, they usually don't consider the hazardous organization-wide implications. Read this paper to learn best practices for setting up an internal, IT-based cloud brokerage function that service the entire organization. Find out how this approach enables you to retain top-down visibility and control of network security and manage the impact of cloud traffic on your WAN.

  • An organization's ability to identify, assess and resolve technical issues is critical to business success. Developer, operations and IT teams must be able to collect and analyze data in real-time if they which to resolve issues quickly without creating additional problems. This article introduces the idea of real-time analytics and demonstrates how log data from different layers of the system and application stack can enable real-time analytics and response.

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