Google Releases Beta Version of Cloud Trace App Debugging Too
The beta version of the Cloud Trace debugging tool is open to developers who want to test applications developed for Google's cloud environment.Google Wednesday released a beta version of a software-debugging tool that it says will give application developers a way to quickly diagnose performance bottlenecks in production applications running on the company's cloud computing platform. Google Cloud Trace works with applications running on Google App Engine or using a Google Cloud Platform managed virtual machine. It helps developers gain visibility into software code while it is running, to see which line or lines of code might be dragging down application performance. In the event of a performance bottleneck or other problems, the tool generates a report containing details on what might be causing the issues. “With Google Cloud Trace, you can diagnose performance issues in your production application by quickly finding the traces for slow requests and viewing a detailed report of where time is spent in your application while processing these requests,” Google product manager Praful Dublish wrote in a blog post. It helps developers find persistently slow requests that may cause sluggish application performance even if it only affects a small number of users, Dublish said. The software tool can also be used to compare performance levels between an old version of an application and a new one.
Google announced Cloud Trace at its I/O event last June and has been making early versions available for testing on an invitation-only basis. With today’s announcement the beta version is available to anyone who is developing an application or has an application running on Google’s Cloud Platform.