[wingide-users] Edit-and-continue, what are the alternatives?
meyer at mesw.de
Thu Sep 22 09:40:50 EDT 2005
I currently work on a large application which operates in a distributed
environment. I use VMWare, which is connected to a remote VPN, so the
test environment is somewhat special. The startup time of the
application is about 30 seconds from the Wing IDE editor, and everytime
there is a typo in the code or so, I have to cancel the application,
resolve the typo, then manually issue lots of SQL queries to get the DB
back to a sane state, and restart the app (did I mention this takes
about 30 seconds?).
This naturally slows down my testing and debugging. So, two questions
arise from this context:
1. From Visual C++, I know the Edit-and-Continue functionality. It
basically lets one fix the code while the app is running. Of course,
this doesn't work for large-scale changes, but a typo, or a wrong
condition in a for-loop can easily be fixed. Is it possible to do
something like this with Wing IDE, maybe by using the Debug console? If
not, is this planned?
2. What do other users recommend in such a situation? I know that
writing unit tests for everything can lower the amount of debugging
needed for the full app, but then again, with the distributed
environment I have here, writing a "small" testcase for everything is
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