DTrace Topics Difficulty
 DTrace Topics: Difficutly
The DTrace Topics collection uses the following difficulty ratings for its content, based on number of coffee cups (or cups of cocoa, for non-coffee drinkers).
|Beginner||"What is DTrace? What problems can it solve?"|
|User||"I know what DTrace is, show me how use it."|
|Intermediate||"I've been writing one liners and short scripts, show me what else I can do, and how to do things well."|
|Advanced||"I've used DTrace for a while and written some useful scripts, show me somthing harder."|
|Ace||"I've used DTrace to solve loads of problems and I know many providers well. Show me everything, I don't mind reading kernel source if needed."|
|Elite||"I can solve almost anything with DTrace, clever scripting, and without using SDT."|
These difficulty ratings have been included for a couple of reasons:
- If you are learning DTrace, the difficulty ratings allow you to study appropriate content and make most efficient use of your time. As with learning a musical instrument or a sport, the best way to master it is to work up the levels while practising.
- You have a need to DTrace something, and you find the documentation extreamly complex and are left confused. Maybe that topic is inherantly complex - it helps to know this beforehand so that the experience isn't a blow to your DTrace confidence.