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Borland® JBuilder™ Developer’s Guide by Jeff Swisher, Saleem Siddiqui, Michael Landy

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Fundamental Debugging

Debugging is a common process that a developer undertakes for two main reasons. The first reason is “Why the heck doesn’t this compile?”. The second reason is “That’s not how it is supposed to work!”

Before the maturity of the Java Debugging API, many developers had to determine why the program was not running as coded and what it was doing when executing the code. Developers had to read cryptic error messages from the Java compiler and resort to System.out.println to determine where their application was breaking. Some brave developers worked with the jdb as their debugger, but most found it too cumbersome.

The JBuilder IDE enables you to debug much more efficiently by

  • Supporting real-time error checking

  • Locating compile-time ...

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