Software at Scale 14 - Liran Haimovitch: CTO, Rookout
Liran Haimovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of Rookout, a new style debugging tool that enables developers to debug web applications by adding debugger style breakpoints in production (without actually stopping the application).
Rookout belongs to a new class of developer tools that aim to make application debugging more interactive than the standard “inspect logs” experience that is standard industry practice today. I’d encourage checking out the demo to understand the tool better.
We discuss the state of developer tools today, debuggability, observability, and “understandability” of code, the technical implementation of Rookout, the engineering workflows around debugging tools, the sales process for Rookout, and more.