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Design of a toolset for dynamic analysis of concurrent Java programs

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2 Author(s)
A. Bechini ; Pisa Univ., Italy ; K. -C. Tai

The Java language supports the use of monitors, sockets, and remote method invocation for concurrent programming. Also, Java classes can be defined to simulate other types of concurrent constructs. However, concurrent Java programs, like other concurrent programs, are difficult to specify, design, code, test and debug. In this paper, we describe the design of a toolset, called JaDA (Java Dynamic Analyzer), that provides testing and debugging tools for concurrent Java programs. To collect run-time information or control program execution, JaDA requires transformation of a concurrent Java program into a slightly different Java program. We show that by modifying Java classes that support concurrent programming, Java application programs only need minor modifications. We also present a novel approach to managing threads that are needed for testing and debugging of concurrent Java programs

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Program Comprehension, 1998. IWPC '98. Proceedings., 6th International Workshop on

Date of Conference:

24-26 Jun 1998