Debuggers form an essential element in a developer’s life. The handy tools assist developers in effective detection of bugs that may creep in often after eliminating others. After detection, the debugger assists in eradicating the bugs and easing the life of developers. In case you work with C++, the debuggers below may be useful.
This free, multiplatform, and open source IDE supports many compilers including, Clang, Visual C++ and GCC. This is built in C++ through wxWidgets like the toolkit for GUI. Through plugin design, its features and capabilities are established by the available plugins. Now this debugger focuses on C++, FORTRAN and C. it incorporates convention build system as well as a voluntary Make support.
This free, cross platform and open source IDE is developed for C++/C programming languages through wxWidgets toolkit. In order to conform with the debugger’s open source drive, the program has to be debugged and compiled using free tools (GDB and MinGW) in Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD and Windows even though CODElite is able to execute third-party tools or compilers with command-line interfaces.
Data Display Debugger (GNU DDD) – This GUI (uses Motif toolkit) useful in command-line debugger like DBX, GDB, JDB, Perl debugger, Python debugger, HP Wildebeest Debugger, GNU Make debugger, Bash debugger and XDB. DDD is an element of GNU project distributed like free software under GNU General Public License.
Developed mainly through Java, Eclipse is useful in developing applications. Through several plugins, Eclipse is also useful in developing application in different programming languages: ABAP, Ada, Haskell, COBOL, C++, C, Lasso, R, Python, Prolog, Natural, Perl, Scala, PHP, Clojure, Scheme, Erlang, Ruby (incorporating Ruby on Rails platform) and Groovy. The debugger is also useful in developing packages for Mathematical software.
This is a customizable and extensible text editor among others. At the cores, GNU Emacs is a interpreter developed for Emacs Lisp, which is dialect for Lisp programming language that has extensions for supporting editing of text.
This free IDE (integrated development environment) software is useful in KDE framework in Unix-like OSs for computers. KDevelop doesn’t incorporate compiler; rather, it utilizes external compilers like GCC in generating executable code.
This standalone graphical C++ and C debugger integrates GNOME desktop. Now it features backend that uses the acknowledged GNU debugger (gdb).
SlickEdit is a fantastic multilangauge code editor with lots of features. This software can code upto 50 languages on 9 different platform. SlickEdit is available in a trail version.
Zerobugs is the best debugging software which supports programming languages such as C,C++. The Itanium and ARM platforms are NOT supported at the present time. It supports both 32 and 64-bit processors of AMD and Intel.