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

  • Companies undertaking an IT project need to find the right balance between cost and functionality. It's important to start by determining whether to build a solution from scratch, buy an out-of-the-box solution, or a combination of both. In reality, most projects will require some system tailoring to meet business requirements. Decision-makers must understand how much software development is enough and craft a detailed implementation plan to ensure the project's success. This white paper examines the different …

  • At present, the most commonly deployed parallel file system is Lustre, and its adoption is growing across the HPC industry. According to Intersect 360 Research, "Through its leadership and involvement with OpenSFS, Cray advocates for the development of features that drive efficient performance at scale." Moreover, with help from Cray and OpenSFS, Lustre is gaining greater adoption across broader commercial application categories. As data and I/O requirements grow in commercial markets, technology vendors -- …

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