Debugging has ratings and 22 reviews. David said: As I’ve said about other software engineering books (and my review for David J. Agans (Writing as). David A. Wheeler’s Review of Debugging by David J. Agans. March 2, It’s not often you find a classic, but I think I’ve found a new classic for software and. 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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David A. Wheeler’s Review of “Debugging” by David J. Agans
May 25, Michael rated it really liked it. There’s also a chapter providing an alternative “vi This is a very important, short, accessible and fun book. It is debygging fundamental guide to start from “first principles”. This book is probably the most useful book I could recommend for anyone in the IT industry. Agams in a frank but engaging Steve rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Other editions – View all Debugging: It changes the way readers think about debugging, making those pesky problems suddenly much easier to find and fix.
I borrowed it from a friend who says he recommends it to every technical person he works with. In my favorite war story, an intermittent video-processing bug was eventually traced to the plaid flannel debufging the author happened to be wearing on the days the bug occurred.
Debugging Rules! – Find out what’s wrong with anything, fast.
Ann rated it it was ok Aug 19, As a manager, I’ve started to realize that some of these principles apply to people problems as well. Pretty decent, has some interesting examples; but also much like, say, Code Complete common sense.
A solid book on general timeless debugging principles. Common sense backed with a ton of experience. Thallia rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Peter Jones rated it really liked deugging May 30, The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you need to solve.
Mitochondrion rated it it was amazing Nov 09, 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.
Jul 03, Chris Lim rated it it was amazing. A must read for every software engineer: The rules of battle for tracking down — and eliminating — hardware and software bugs.
Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is a very important, short, accessible and fun book. Dec 09, Bob rated it really liked it. 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, and for the many memorable “war stories” he describes from his own engineering career to illustrate them.
Account Options Sign in. Agans No preview available – Agans provides nine simple rules to follow, and some amusing stories to back them up. That’s actually the opposite debuggign what inexperienced engineers need to learn about debugging.
Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs
I had some issues following all the explanation there. Return to Book Page. Interesting to read a methodology around debugging. It’s based on the 9 rules which form a basis for every debugging process: It does a great job of collecting and organizing the principles of skillfully tracking down issues.
Divide and conquer 5. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Roxana rated it really liked it Oct 23, They’re aphorisms and rules of thumb. Written in a frank but engaging style, Debuggingprovides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed to help find any bug quickly. The best example is the rule “quit thinking and look”, which could be much more accurately and not less succinctly called “stop guessing and gather data”.
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”. May 15, Wangyiran rated it really liked it. Sep 27, Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 27, Liam rated it it was amazing.
Aug 24, Bart rated it it was amazing. Written in a frank but engaging style, Debugging provides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed to help find any bug quickly. Understand the system 2.
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.