HangRx – Proactive debugging solution for stability ailments.

A new tool has been developed to help detect and identify stability issues in real time. This proactive debugging is a change from traditional thinking where you run the device down and try to determine the root cause, often long after the original problem occurred.   HangRx.exe is installed soon after boot and lies dormant…

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Fingers and toes

  Several of our account managers were out and about with some free time on their digits…     Contest: If you can identify the owner of the hands in this picture, I will send you official JDP Silly-putty that will help mute Hopper runs (while supplies last).

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Not all Watson dumps are created equal (Watson part II)

The second installment of Watson will focus on the type of dump created during error reporting. Watson will chose one of the following depending on system settings and resources available – the significant difference between them is size required to process and store the dump.   Many Watson settings are stored in the registry, but…

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Getting help from the Doctor (Dr Watson that is!)

You cannot ship a device connected to the debugger so eventually you will have to cut the cord and run your device standalone. Windows mobile ships a pocket version of Dr Watson that can help evaluate application exceptions that occur while in this unconnected state. Dr Watson already deals with the heavy lifting of logging the…

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Exception types simplified

l Debugging exceptions is the same process regardless of type, but often it is helpful to understand the difference between the most common types of exceptions: Raise Exception: This is most often sourced from a handled exception where the programmer has anticipated a problem and handling the exception for you. Often these are not, critical…

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