Definition - What does Stack Trace mean?
A stack trace is also known as a stack traceback or a stack backtrace.
Techopedia explains Stack Trace
Stack tracing looks at these subroutines through the stack to analyze what each subroutine contains and how it is run. Software experts define stack trace as a list of the subroutine calls that an application performs during execution.
Stack tracing is important for complex codes because it helps software engineers and other developers find bugs in the program. Because of the nature of modern code syntax, and the complexity of the average project, looking for bugs can be very difficult. Software companies use many different kinds of proactive testing to isolate parts of the software environment to find bugs or glitches. A stack trace is one of many tools that can be useful in comprehensive testing.