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Erlang and OTP in Action by Richard Carlsson, Eric Merritt, Martin Logan

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Chapter 5. Using the main graphical introspection tools

This chapter covers

  • Monitoring applications with Appmon and WebAppmon
  • Managing processes with Pman
  • Using the source-level debugger
  • Inspecting tables with the Table Viewer
  • Using the Erlang Toolbar

You’ve learned a lot about Erlang and OTP at this point. In the last chapter, we introduced OTP applications and supervisors. We’ve talked about how these are living things in an Erlang system. In this chapter, we show you. Erlang provides a number of graphical tools for inspecting a running system that are a great help for understanding what’s going on. They’re really good at helping you visualize things like processes, applications, and supervisor hierarchies. The first tool we introduce is ...

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