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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Roxana rated it really liked it Oct davif, As a result, the best way to view this book is a collection of things to think about when debugging, rather than a rigorous methodology or debuugging. Agans No preview available – William Laney rated it it was amazing Jan 26, He currently runs PointSource, a computer systems consultancy. In my view this book was too long. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
David A. Wheeler’s Review of “Debugging” by David J. Agans
Common sense backed with a ton of experience. Peter Jones rated it really liked it May 30, A must read for all engineers and programmers. Very light and lots and lots of war stories but aimed to be amusing and was at least somewhat amusing and fairly short.
Refresh and try again. Written in a frank but engaging Keep an Audit Trail. Apr 07, Tanvi rated it really liked it. Agans is a recognized expert called in to help with tough debugging problems.
Debugging Rules! – Find out what’s wrong with anything, fast.
Other editions – View all Debugging: I borrowed it from a friend who says he recommends it to every technical person he works with.
And just like everyday aphorisms like “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”most of the principles in this book like “check the plug”: Jul 21, Juraj Martinka rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 16, David Robins rated it really liked it. Not a lot new here. Interesting to read a methodology around debugging. Thallia rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Aug 24, Bart rated it it was amazing.
Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you need to solve.
They’re aphorisms and rules of thumb. The title probably does the book a disservice, because it’s really a broadly useful troubleshooting guide, although the title wouldn’t necessarily indicate xebugging.
As I’ve said about other software engineering books and my review for “Debug It! If you didn’t fix it, it ain’t fix. The best example is the rule “quit thinking and davjd, which could be much more accurately and not less succinctly called “stop guessing and gather data”. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: Agans Writing as.
It’s also very well-written and often funny. I recommend this book to all engineers, both the dvaid and the ones in the industry. Jan 23, John rated it really liked it. The writing and the rules themselves are a bit muddled, and that can really lead readers down a wrong path.
Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs
It’s a quick and fun read. Quit thinking and look 4. The examples were a bit dated and it helps to understand solid state electronics but the principles are sound. The RulesSuitable for Framing.
May 25, Michael rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page.
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