Diagnostics tools are software tools used to diagnose and troubleshoot issues in software applications. These tools provide developers with detailed information about the behavior and performance of their applications, allowing them to identify and resolve issues.
Diagnostics tools can be either built-in to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) or run as standalone applications. They can also be integrated into a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline, where they are used to automatically diagnose issues in code during the build process.
Some common features of diagnostics tools include:
- Performance profiling: Collecting performance metrics, such as CPU usage or memory consumption, to identify performance bottlenecks in code.
- Memory analysis: Analyzing memory usage to identify memory leaks or excessive memory consumption.
- Debugging: Identifying and resolving errors in code by stepping through code execution and examining the state of the application.
- Tracing: Capturing and analyzing the sequence of events that occur during application execution to diagnose issues.
- Log analysis: Analyzing application logs to identify errors and diagnose issues.