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How to Visualize a Stack Trace in Java
Submitted by atdixon
Posted Jun 18 2012 09:20 PM
Heatlamp is a visual tracing tool for Java. It renders interactive, searchable diagrams of running Java code. It can also visualize Java stack traces. You can see a quick video demonstration here:
Alternative solution by Marco Antonio
Posted Jul 01 2012 10:51 AM
if you do not know what it is, the following explanation should help:
There is a gap in the Java developer's toolkit. IDEs, debuggers, and profilers give us great ability to develop and debug our Java and JVM-based software. However, we still spend far too much time in "figuring out" what is going on in the software applications that we develop.
Heatlamp is designed to do a much better job than traditional Java tools at answering questions like these:
» What is causing a given method or class to be invoked when I run a use case?
» What is the lifecycle and code flow of some new code base or open-source project?
» How can I quickly communicate to a peer or coworker what some specific code is doing at runtime?