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It's "Tool Time"

Created: 02 Jul 2014
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As I mentioned in the welcome post and introduction to the Enterprise Vault Engineering blog, one of our goals is to get under the hood of the product and provide a better understanding of some of the product’s internal and external workings. In order to do this, first I need to introduce you to some Engineering tools. By that I don’t mean Engineers that are tools

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(though I am sure that may be a word you have sometimes used for us when you have encountered an issue with the product ;0), but the toolbox that we rely upon to get our job done. This list is by no means comprehensive, but below are a few of the metaphorical screwdrivers, pliers, spanners, hammers and wrenches that an EV Engineer needs to use whilst developing, implementing and supporting the product:

ADS Spy
Application Verifier
Baretail
Debug View
DebugDiag
Dependency Walker
DTrace
Event Tracing for Windows (ETW)
EventLogXP
EVORT
EVSVR
Expand.exe
Fiddler
FileMon
Fsutil
Fusion Log Viewer
IBM Lotusscript Debugger
IE Developer Tools
IL DASM
Log Parser
Logman
Lotus Notes Diagnostic Utility
MFCMapi
NetStat
Network Monitor
Notepad++
NotesPeek
OutlookSpy
Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool
Performance Monitor
ProcDump
Process Explorer
Process Monitor
SQL Profiler
WinDBG
WireShark
Xperf

In future blogs, different engineers will try to focus on some of these tools individually and provide some more context on the whys, whens, wheres and hows of their use with respect to Enterprise Vault.

In the meantime, if you have personally used additional tools that are not listed above when working with the product, feel free to mention them in the comments below so this blog can serve as a comprehensive toolbox list for any newcomers, and we will endeavour to include more details in future blogs on the tools that you mention also, giving you "More Power!"