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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Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs
Xgans read the book before, and decided to revisit it, as I probably will every now and again. This is a great resource. 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. Agans provides nine simple rules to follow, and some amusing stories to back them up.
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Ismael rated it it was amazing Nov 10, It’s also very well-written and often funny. Still, it’s nice to have the principles laid agnas. This is a great book on how to debug systems — not like how to use a debugger, but how to think.
Very light and lots and lots of war stories but aimed to be amusing and was at least somewhat amusing and fairly short. Certainly a valuable addition to any debugger’s bookcase. 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.
In my favorite war story, an intermittent video-processing bug was eventually traced to the plaid flannel shirt davidd This is a great book on how to debug systems — not like how to use a debugger, but how to think. Dec 09, Bob rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving….
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. I actually like that the book talks broadly about technical concerns rather than being dogmatic debuggging a specific approach, but the set-up is problematic because it invites blind adherence hy a thoughtful application is more appropriate. No trivia or quizzes yet.
A must read for every software engineer: But describing how to debug a problem as a set of meta-rules is a hard problem and they do a pretty good job here.
David A. Wheeler’s Review of “Debugging” by David J. Agans
The rules are debuyging, make sense, but they were introduced by A LOT of war stories, most of them related to how you debug hardware problem. If you’re a programmer: No better book that breaks down the concept. To ask other readers questions about Debuggingplease sign up. Roxana rated it really liked it Oct 23, The book is well-organized entertaining and easy to read.
Pretty entertaining and able to provide insight. It’s a quick and fun read. Aug 24, Bart rated it it was amazing.
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In my view this book was too long. His nine common sense rules for successful computer program code and hardware troubleshooting and debugging are applicable to all fields of technical endeavor.
Dave Agans Goodreads Author. Lists with This Book. Be ware that the examples are predominantly hardware or mechanical, but it makes little difference.
It is your fundamental guide to start from “first principles”. Jan 23, John rated it really liked it.