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Why do software developers do remote debugging?

Can anyone please tell me why do software developers do remote debugging.

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Posted 26 days ago


Remote debugging, is debugging a piece of code by connecting the application running remotely with your environment of development. Generally, developers do this using a debugger which has support for remote debugging, and a small debug server running on a remote machine.

Debugging techniques enable us to instantly locate and identify problems in programs , also helps in determining the root cause behind any issue/bug. There are many debuggers to choose from, but often users need a debugger to run on a remote system in the cloud. Therefore, having a debugger that supports remote debugging sessions will allow users to start a remote debugger on a system and connect to it from the local computer.

Debugging different programs remotely can also save a lot of time and money, especially with a system directly connected to a complex hardware that is inaccessible.

Some clients that have SCADA systems in place are normally not available online or are very expensive, which eliminates the option of buying the hardware to debug the associated program and identify the problem. The usual method involves flying to the client's headquarters and debugging the problem locally, but that isn't the most viable option, since it costs a lot of time and money. Rather than doing that, invest the time to learn remote debugging in order to debug the program from your own office in your own country without unnecessary complications.

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