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byebug is a rubygems library with a maintainer paid by Tidelift

The maintainers of byebug get paid by Tidelift to implement industry-leading secure software development practices and document the practices they follow.



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Thanks to maintainers working on projects like byebug, you can use Tidelift to give your teams access to a continuously curated stream of validated data about vetted components they need to make intelligent decisions, faster.

You can feel confident bringing byebug into your application’s dependency tree because the maintainers of byebug are paid by Tidelift to ensure their open source projects follow standardized secure software development practices.

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Byebug is a Ruby debugger. It's implemented using the TracePoint C API for execution control and the Debug Inspector C API for call stack navigation. The core component provides support that front-ends can build on. It provides breakpoint handling and bindings for stack frames among other things and it comes with an easy to use command line interface.

Byebug permits the ability to understand what is going on inside a Ruby program while it executes and offers many of the typical ebugging features like:

  • Stepping, which is running your program one line at a time
  • Breaking, which is pausing the program at some event or specified instruction, to examine the current state
  • Evaluating
  • Tracking

Tidelift works directly with the maintainer of Byebig, David Rodriguez, to offer maintenance, code improvement, license verification, and security updates so you can use Byebug for debugging your app.

We spoke with Byebug maintainer, David, about how he got involved with the project.

Byebug is avaible via rubygems.

Proactively reduce your organization’s reliance on bad packages

Tidelift takes a unique, data driven approach to addressing the issue of bad packages. Tidelift partners with the maintainers of thousands of the most-relied-upon open source packages and pays them to implement industry-leading secure software development practices and document the practices they follow. The result is a unique source of cross-ecosystem package intelligence that customers use to identify and eliminate bad packages.

Tidelift’s package intelligence can be easily integrated into your preferred workflows using our flexible APIs or by adopting our web UI and CLI capabilities.

The Tidelift maintainer advantage

Tidelift is the only company that partners with open source maintainers and pays them to: 
Implement industry-leading secure software development practices and validate the practices they follow so organizations can have the same confidence in the security of their open source that they have in their own code.
Contractually commit to continue these practices into the future so that organizations can confidently make long term investments in the packages they use.
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