Microsoft to Port DTrace to Windows

As known, DTrace is a dynamic tracing framework created by Sun Microsystems for troubleshooting kernel and application problems in real time
12 March 2019   280

Microsoft has announced the porting of dynamic debugging system DTrace for the Windows platform. The changes prepared as part of the work, except of the kernel driver, are placed in the form of a separate branch in the repository of the OpenDTrace project, aimed at creating a portable implementation of DTrace that can work in various operating systems. Within a few months, it is planned to achieve the inclusion of code in the core of OpenDTrace.

DTrace support in Windows 10 is available starting with experimental build 18342. To enable, you must activate the dtrace option ("bcdedit / set dtrace on") and install a specially prepared msi package. Debugging events in the Windows kernel additionally requires setting up a remote debugging mode. Management is carried out with the help of the regular dtrace command. Providers such as syscall (tracking of NTOS system calls), fbt (tracking of calls to kernel functions), pid (tracking of processes in user space) and etw (tracing Windows events) are supported.

TIOBE April 2019 to be Available

Top three are Java, C and C++, Python was pushed on the 4th place
11 April 2019   215

In April, C ++ pressed Python out of the top three and sent it on the fourth line. Experts say the reason is not a drop in interest in Python. On the contrary, from month to month interest in it is growing. Also, the popularity of C ++ is growing.

TIOBE Programming Community Index April 2019
TIOBE Programming Community Index April 2019

TIOBE experts recalled that once C ++ market share exceeded 15%. Difficulties with the release of new versions of the standard language provoked a drop in interest in C ++ and a reduction in this share. With the release of C ++ 11, C ++ 14 and C ++ 17, and most importantly, with their support by the main compilers, the popularity of the language began to revive.

TIOBE April 2019
TIOBE April 2019

The TIOBE ranking is compiled monthly based on the analysis of search queries in Google, Bing, Yahoo !, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu. It reflects the popularity of programming languages, but not their quality.