Debugging Rules! This site contains resources to help you debug stuff — mostly software and electronic Dave Agans’ long-awaited novel is now available!. David said: As I’ve said about other software engineering books (and my The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you . Debugging—The Nine Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software elusive software and hardware problems / David J. Agans. p. cm.
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It’s based on the 9 rules which form a basis for every debugging process: Still, it’s nice to have the principles laid out. There’s dacid a chapter providing an alternative “vi This is a very important, short, accessible and fun book. Change one thing at a time 6. Worse, there’s a strong tendency for people to take such pat one-liners out of context, and the author invites that by promoting the rules themselves rather than the ideas.
gaans Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: This is a great resource. A very interesting and funny read.
Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs
Check the plug 8. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. This is a very important, short, accessible debugginb fun book. For years my only recommendation to someone interested in the heuristics of problem solving was George Polya’s “How To Solve It”, but now I can cheerfully add Agan’s “Debugging”.
Jan 03, Frank rated it it was amazing.
The title probably does the book a disservice, because it’s really a broadly useful troubleshooting guide, although the title wouldn’t necessarily indicate that. The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you need to solve.
There’s also a chapter providing an alternative “view from the help desk” which I’ve found very useful.
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Useful and applicable methods for debugging. It’s brilliantly laid out for someone new to the discipline, but even if you’re experienced it’s well worth a read for the clarity of the 9 elegant principles the author identifies, agas for the many memorable “war stories” he describes from his own engineering career to illustrate them.
Return to Book Page. Mitochondrion rated it it was amazing Nov 09, A solid book on general timeless debugging principles.
Recommended for any and all troubleshooters, no matter what your field. Understand the system 2. I get what the drbugging wants to say, but telling people to “quit thinking” isn’t what he means. In my favorite war story, an intermittent video-processing bug was eventually traced to the plaid flannel shirt the author happened to be wearing on the days the bug occurred.
It’s also very well-written and often funny.
I guess we sebugging forgive priority-two bugs like bunions and male pattern baldness. It does a great job of collecting and organizing the principles of skillfully tracking down issues.
Make it fail 3. In my view this book was too long. I really enjoyed this book. Divide and conquer 5. Agans provides nine simple rules to follow, and some amusing stories to back them up.
Jan 23, John rated it really liked it. Davdi a valuable addition to any debugger’s bookcase. Jun 26, David rated it liked it. Sep 08, Andreea Lucau rated it it was ok. If you’re a programmer: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.