What are some alternatives?
When comparing strace and perf, you can also consider the following products
DTrace - DTrace is a performance analysis and troubleshooting tool for Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.
API Monitor - API Monitor is a software that monitors and displays API calls made by applications and services. Its a powerful tool for seeing how Windows and other applications work or tracking down problems that you have in your own applications
Magalix - Magalix is the autopilot of the cloud infrastructure.
ltrace - ltrace intercepts and records dynamic library calls which are called by an executed process and the...
ktap - A script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux.
Deppbot - Continuous Updates - Based on your configured schedule, deppbot will run bundle update on your Ruby app and send the result as a Pull Request to GitHub.