Instruments: Performance and Resources in Time
Using the Instruments Window
Apple’s Templates and Instruments
Custom Templates and Instruments
Instruments is a framework for software-monitoring tools called... instruments. (Capital I Instruments is the application, small i instruments are components of the Instruments application.) The analogy (borrowed from Apple’s Garage Band audio editor) is to a multitrack tape deck. Instruments records activity on one or more tracks (one per instrument), building the data on a timeline like audio on a tape.
We’ve seen Instruments before, in Chapter 19, “Finishing Touches,” where it helped us track down a memory leak ...