Within the IDE, you'll find several views whose goal is to provide answers to such questions as:

Such questions play an important role in your overall system design. The answers to these questions often lie beyond examining a single process or thread, as well as beyond the scope of a single tool, which is why a structured suite of integrated tools can prove so valuable.

The tools discussed in this chapter are designed to be mixed and matched with the rest of the IDE's development components to help you gain insight into your system and thereby develop better products.