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GDB: The GNU Project Debugger -- diagnose busted software.
All software crashes, it's inevitable and only a matter of time before it happens. To get a better understanding of what went wrong, software engineers and coders routinely use debugging software to get a handle on conflicts and other errors across multiple platforms. One of the better free debuggers -- and one that needs no introduction --  is GDB's easy-to-use GNU Debugger. GNU Debugger  enables users to see what's going on inside a program as its running or what happened the moment it crashed. The software has four main tools to help diagnose issues, including program specifications when it's started, stop on specified conditions, examine what's happened when it stopped running and program editing for experimentation and correction of bugs found. GDB can be used in a myriad of program languages, including Ada, C, C++, Objective-C and Pascal. It also has the benefit of running on most Linux and Windows-based platforms.
More information: Gnu.org.

All software crashes, itís inevitable and only a matter of time before it happens. To get a better understanding of what went wrong, software engineers and coders routinely use debugging software to get a handle on conflicts and other errors across multiple platforms. One of the better free debuggers -- and one that needs no introduction -- is GDBís easy-to-use GNU Debugger. GNU Debugger enables users to see whatís going on inside a program as its running or what happened the moment it crashed. The software has four main tools to help diagnose issues, including program specifications when itís started, stop on specified conditions, examine whatís happened when it stopped running and program editing for experimentation and correction of bugs found. GDB can be used in a myriad of program languages, including Ada, C, C++, Objective-C and Pascal. It also has the benefit of running on most Linux and Windows-based platforms.

More information: Gnu.org.

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hainam
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ICircuit is not Free
hainam   7/21/2014 11:45:00 PM
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In the article number 7. The author wrote this app is free but it is not.

Tim R Johnson
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Re: Free PCB
Tim R Johnson   7/6/2014 11:00:53 PM
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For viewing Gerber files I recommend GC-Prevue from www.graphicode.com.  It is a free Gerber file viewer.  They also have other more-capable purchasable tools.

Dave39
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Add QUCS to the Free Design Tools
Dave39   7/4/2014 9:04:06 PM
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Quite Universal Circuit Simulator (QUCS) is a great little Spice-like open-source tool that runs quickly, has a wide range of components, rather intuitie interface (but a so-so manual), and will execute S-parameter analysis. Available at qucs.sourceforge.net/.  

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Re: Pari/GP; other apps; Question
jim_kirk   6/30/2014 1:32:47 PM
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I've used Eureqa by www.nutonian.com, sounds similar.  There's a useful but limited free version.

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Re: Free PCB
docdivakar   6/30/2014 1:00:41 PM
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I have tried FreePCB couple of times, it is not bad for most projects with 16 layers or less. Some features I wish it had are viewing Gerber files, import/export of DXF files and print capability!

MP Divakar

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What is the basis of this ranking?
KB3001   6/29/2014 6:29:41 PM
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Is this ranking based on a survey of engineers? If so, what is the size of the sample and how was the sample chosen?

DaveMcGuire
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Re: don't pigeonhole R
DaveMcGuire   6/27/2014 4:31:45 PM
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Absolutely.  Have a great weekend!

 

                -Dave

 

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Re: don't pigeonhole R
LiketoBike   6/27/2014 4:28:31 PM
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:-)  Yes, it can be a rare commodity when engineers interact with non-engineers!  Oh, well, c'est la vie!

DaveMcGuire
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Re: don't pigeonhole R
DaveMcGuire   6/27/2014 3:43:15 PM
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I cannot disagree.  I suppose I've been lucky a lot of the time; I usually have the opportunity to insist that things are done properly.  I don't take that for granted. ;)

 

                               -Dave

 

LiketoBike
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Re: don't pigeonhole R
LiketoBike   6/27/2014 3:41:33 PM
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Not disputing that.  But time is a constraint that must also be accommodated...and meeting the schedule is not always "not good engineering." 

 

I think we have to meet in the middle here.

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