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New software trace analysis capabilities in Sourcery CodeBench

Brad Dixon

Brad Dixon

Posted May 29, 2013

Spring is here in the northern hemisphere and with it along comes a new release of Sourcery CodeBench! I’ve spent my past two posts sharing information about how Sourcery Analyzer can help you to understand complex software behavior and performance challenges. If you’ve not read those posts here they are:

Why do I bring this up? I’m excited to share with you that the new 2013.05 release of Sourcery CodeBench now includes the most significant parts of Sourcery Analyzer! Any customer who has or will purchase Sourcery CodeBench Professional can take advantage of these key features of Sourcery Analyzer:
  • 15 different agents that automate data collection, analysis, and visualization of kernel and application software on Linux platforms
  • Automatic data collection from Linux applications and the Linux kernel using the Linux Trace Toolkit (LTTng) instrumentation framework.
  • Import event information from any type of system via text files
  • Correlate events to source code
For most of our developers these features alone can provide significant insight into their software that otherwise would be difficult to attain. For those who need more the features of the full Sourcery Analyzer product are now available as an add-on to Sourcery CodeBench. The add-on unlocks additional capabilities which can help power users to quantify their observations, combine measurements to test hypothesis, and create new analysis agent plugins that can automate repetitive analysis. Here’s a short video about two of these premium features:

Bringing Sourcery Analyzer features to Sourcery CodeBench is one of just a few new features in the Sourcery CodeBench 2013.05 release. If you would like to try these features out please visit our Sourcery CodeBench evaluation center.

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About Brad Dixon

Brad DixonBrad Dixon is the Director of Open Source and Tools Solutions at Mentor Graphics responsible for Mentor Embedded Linux, Sourcery developer tools, and probes solutions. Brad has been at the nexus of open source and embedded software as a developer, application engineer, and product manager since 2000. Previously at MontaVista, Brad has helped some of the world’s most demanding companies understand how to apply Linux and other open source technology to design new applications and devices. In addition to technical nuts and bolts, Brad is involved in open source licensing, quality assurance, networking, and security. Visit Embedded Blog

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