January 18th 2017: Debugging Intermittent Issues

Time and Location

NOTE: We are in Building 34, room 1001 this month. This is NOT our normal meeting room!!!

January 18th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Palouse Room, Building 34 Room 1001,
Microsoft Campus,
156th Ave NE,
Redmond, WA 98052.


Debugging intermittent issues present a unique set of challenges and requirements to the developer. Of particular interest is question “did this fix actually solve the problem, or am I just getting lucky today?” This talk will show you how to determine, with some level of confidence, if the issue is really solved or just not showing up. In addition issues which only show up rarely have a habit of accumulating until some issue seems to be happening all the time. Techniques for untangling the interaction of multiple issues will be discussed.


Lloyd Moore is the founder and owner of CyberData Corporation, which provides consulting services in the robotics, machine vision and industrial automation fields. Lloyd has worked in software industry for 25 years. His formal training in biological-based artificial intelligence, electronics, and psychology. Lloyd is also currently the president of the Northwest C++ User’s Group and an organizer of the Seattle Robotics Society Robothon event.


Video | Slides

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