Cool Stuff About GDB You Didn’t Know with Greg Law, Bay Area C++ Meetup @ JFrog

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July 13, 2022

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Cool stuff about GDB you didn’t know / Greg Law, Undo

If you write C++ on Linux then chances are that you use GDB at least sometimes.

Many don’t realize how much GDB can do for them. It’s a lot more than just break, step, and print. This talk is packed with short and simple examples demonstrating the more advanced features of GDB, including its powerful Python scripting, different user interfaces, dynamic printf, multi-process debugging, advanced types of breakpoints and watchpoints, even time-travel debugging!

Developers spend relatively little time typing in the code and much more getting it to work – you can’t be a great programmer without being great at debugging. And you can’t be great at debugging if you’re not able to get the most out of the tools available.

Few slides, lots of demos, lots of things covered – you will leave the talk able to debug difficult problems much more quickly than you could do before.


Greg is Founder and CEO at Undo. He finds it particularly rewarding to turn innovative software technology into company creation and real-world impact. Greg has over 20 years of experience in both academia and innovative start-up software companies. He is a regular speaker at CppCon, ACCU, QCon and DBTest and runs the free community resource centre gdbWatchPoint offering C++ debugging tutorials to save you time on debugging and fix bugs faster.


We are meeting at the JFrog development office and will have a sign-in process on iPad as people enter which will include: Name, Company (optional), Email and Phone Number, and a community-friendly NDA.

JFrog has graciously offered to provide refreshments. Please make sure to RSVP so we can have an accurate number of attendees.

18:30 – 19:00 – Check-in, Networking, and Refreshments!

19:00 – 20:00 – Program Presentation

20:00 – 20:30 – Wrap-up and goodbyes

Please join us after the meeting for socializing at a local establishment, the location to be announced at the meeting.

Enter for a chance to win a pair of Apple Airpod Pros