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Comprehensive Multiplatform Dynamic Program Analysis for Java and Android

Zheng, Yudi, Kell, Stephen, Bulej, Lubomir, Sun, Haiyang, Binder, Walter (2016) Comprehensive Multiplatform Dynamic Program Analysis for Java and Android. IEEE Software, 33 (4). pp. 55-63. ISSN 0740-7459. (doi:10.1109/MS.2015.151)

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Dynamic program analyses, such as profiling, tracing and bug-finding tools, are essential for software engineering. Unfortunately, implementing dynamic analyses for managed languages such as Java is unduly difficult and error-prone, because the run-time environments provide only complex low-level mechanisms. Currently, programmers writing custom tooling must expend great effort in tool development and maintenance, while still suffering substantial limitations such as incomplete code coverage or lack of portability. Ideally, a framework would be available in which dynamic analysis tools could be expressed at a high level, robustly, with high coverage and supporting alternative run-times such as Android. We describe our research on an \all-in-one" dynamic program analysis frame- work which uses a combination of techniques to satisfy these requirements.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MS.2015.151
Uncontrolled keywords: Dynamic program analysis, Java, Android
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Stephen Kell
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 09:46 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:50 UTC
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