A type of tool used for testing and debugging computer programs. Debugging is used to find defects within a program (bugs) and resolving issue they are causing. With debugging tools you can execute the program to a certain point or one line at a time, depending on how you want to examine it.

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Interesting facts

Although it was not the first instance of use, the terms ‘bug’ and ‘debugging’ are often associated with Grace Hopper, whose team had found a moth stuck in a relay of Mark II computer they were working on. She made a remark about ‘debugging’ the system, albeit she meant it in a literal way.


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