Valgrind Alternatives

    Valgrind is described as 'instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. There are Valgrind tools that can automatically detect many memory management and threading bugs, and profile your programs in detail. You can also use Valgrind to build new tools' and is an app in the Development category. There are eight alternatives to Valgrind for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and FreeBSD. The best alternative is API Monitor, which is free. Other great apps like Valgrind are Deleaker (Paid), ApproveAPI (Paid), Dr. Memory (Free, Open Source) and strace (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 21, 2021

    1. API Monitor is a Windows program that lets you monitor and control API calls made by applications and services. Its a powerful tool for seeing how applications and services work or for tracking down problems that you have in your own applications.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from 2013. See: http://www.rohitab.com/apimonitor/changelog

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      Valgrind is a memory debugger, API monitor is an api monitor. Different things entirely.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • CLion
      • Qt Creator
      • RAD Studio
      • Microsoft Visual Studio
      Deleaker is a standalone application and a useful extension for Visual Studio, RAD Studio (Delphi / C++ Builder), and Qt Creator, that helps you to analyze programming errors, many of which are unique to C++, Delphi and .Net. Deleaker is a great tool for C++, Delphi and .
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      ApproveAPI? is a developer API for requesting a user's real-time approval on anything via Email, SMS, and in-app Mobile Push notifications with a consistent tap-to-approve user experience.
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      • Mac
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      • Linux
      Dr. Memory is a memory monitoring tool capable of identifying memory-related programming errors such as accesses of uninitialized memory, accesses to unaddressable memory (including outside of allocated heap units and heap underflow and overflow), accesses to freed memory...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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      • FreeBSD
      strace is a diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility for Linux. It is used to monitor interactions between processes and the Linux kernel, which include system calls, signal deliveries, and changes of process state.
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      strace functions at system level and helps mainly on problems with system calls.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Libcsdbg is a C++ exception stack tracer. When an exception is thrown, caught and handled, libcsdbg offers the tools to create and process the exception stack trace, the path the exception has propagated up the call stack, unwinding it, up to the section were it was handled.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Android
      • Java Mobile
      • Android Tablet
      C++ exception (and generic) stack trace debug suite.
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      • FreeBSD
      ltrace intercepts and records dynamic library calls which are called by an executed process and the signals received by that process. It can also intercept and print the system calls executed by the program. Used for debugging.
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