Tutorial – Inviso: tracing in multiple node environments

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Tracing and debugging large systems still remains a challenging and
sometimes daunting task. There are few tools at hand, and even if some
data is collected the sheer volume and hours required to analyse it
makes one wince. However, there’s a hidden gem in OTP which many
developers and testers may not be aware of – the Inviso application.
Although still a work in progress, we’ve made an effort to provide a
clean, functional and safe API to it. Together with a friendlier
user-interface it is getting ready to assist developers who are
building massively distributed systems.

The 90 minute tutorial will demonstrate how to:

  •     set up tracing on multiple nodes
  •     monitor production systems without overloading them
  •     automatically analyse the trace data collected


  • Aniko Nagyne Vig

    Technical Coordinator, Erlang Solutions London Office
    Erlang Solutions

    Aniko Nagyne Vig received her master's degree in Computer Science in 2007 from Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary. Both her bachelor and master's theses were based around Erlang and refactoring. She was involved in the first three years of the RefactorErl (refactoring tool for Erlang) project and through an exchange program, worked with Wrangler at the University of Kent. She is passionate about Erlang, having learnt it during her university studies. She has had the opportunity to practice her teaching techniques on computer science students for 2 years. After joining the Erlang Solutions in early 2008, she has been involved in commercial Erlang development projects.

    Aniko Nagyne Vig
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Posted on November 13, 2009