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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The examples were a bit dated and it helps to understand solid state electronics but the principles are sound.
I had some issues following all the explanation there. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The best example is the rule “quit thinking and xavid, which could be much more accurately and not less succinctly called “stop guessing and gather data”. Agans provides nine simple rules to follow, and some amusing stories to back wgans up.
Dave Agans Goodreads Author. Aug 24, Bart rated it it was amazing.
Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs
I second that recommendation. I wish that I could make this book required reading This book is probably the most useful book I could recommend for anyone in the IT industry.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His nine common sense rules for successful computer program code and hardware troubleshooting and debugging are applicable to all fields of technical bg.
Jan 23, John rated it really liked it. Certainly a valuable addition to any debugger’s bookcase. It’s based on the 9 rules which form a basis for every debugging process: Want to Read saving…. Keep an audit trail 7. In my favorite war story, an intermittent video-processing bug was eventually traced to the plaid flannel shirt th This is a great book on how to debug systems — not like how to use a debugger, but how to think.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s also very well-written and often funny.
Gy it fail 3. I recently did a talk about debugging and there was a lot of overlap. A very interesting and funny read. Still, it’s nice to have the principles laid out.
David A. Wheeler’s Review of “Debugging” by David J. Agans
I borrowed it from a friend who says he recommends it to every technical person he works with. Victor Grigoriu xavid it it was amazing Jun 13, I wish that I could make this book required reading for everyone I deal with. Note that the book is not technical.
Mar 21, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fun to read book for all engineers! 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.
For davie 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”.
As a programming student this book helped me view debugging as a process, rather than cavid “holy shit it finally works” moment. 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 short and fun because it has to be — if you’re an engineer, you’re too busy debugging to read anything more than the daily comics. The book is well-organized entertaining and easy to read.
As a manager, I’ve debygging to realize that some of these principles apply to people problems as well. Sep 27, Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: