Palo Alto, CA Ð Shipping bug-free software is easier in an object-oriented environment than with traditional programming tools, but software-quality assurance is still a problem for NEXTSTEP developers. Now they can identify and eradicate bugs faster using CrashCatcher from WhiteLight Systems, a nonintrusive run-time utility for Objective-C debugging.
CrashCatcher generates detailed reports on crashes and nonfatal exceptions. Besides appearing on the user's screen, the reports can be routed through e-mail, making it especially useful during the beta-testing phase of development.
CrashCatcher ships with an intentionally buggy version of Mission-Critical Solitaire, a card game for NEXTSTEP that WhiteLight also sells as a finished product.
"Most people don't know that Solitaire is the app most used on Windows. Now NEXTSTEP does everything better than the Microsoft product," said Norman Goldfarb, WhiteLight's CEO.
CrashCatcher is priced at $749 per developer seat. Mission-Critical Solitaire is available for $35.
WhiteLight: 415/321-2183; email@example.com.