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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There’s also a chapter providing an alternative “vi This is a very important, short, accessible and fun book. All n Rules in One Story. 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. 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”: Jan 03, Frank rated it it was amazing.
No better book that breaks down the concept. Roxana rated it really liked it Oct 23, Check the plug 8.
If you didn’t fix it, it ain’t fix. It took God one day to design, prototype, and release that product; talk about schedule pressure! 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 procedure. I recently did a talk about debugging and there debughing a lot of overlap.
Other editions – View all Debugging: This is a great resource. As a manager, I’ve started to realize that some of these principles apply to people problems as well. Not a lot new here.
David A. Wheeler’s Review of “Debugging” by David J. Agans
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”. Useful and applicable methods for debugging. His nine common sense rules for successful computer program code and hardware troubleshooting and debugging are applicable to all fields of technical endeavor.
Sep 27, Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 27, Liam rated it it was amazing. Change one thing at a time 6. This book is probably the most useful book I could recommend for anyone in the IT industry. May 25, Michael rated it really liked it. I was quite pleasantly surprised the author managed to reduce the skill to nine short rules particularly when it sometimes can be a process that is difficult to explain.
The agajs is well-organized entertaining and easy to read.
Debugging Rules! – Find out what’s wrong with anything, fast.
In my view this book was too long. To ask other readers questions about Debuggingplease sign up. I recommend this book to all engineers, both the students and the ones in the industry. Open Preview See a Problem?
He has worked with industrial control and monitoring systems, integrated circuit design, handheld PCs, videoconferencing, and countless other systems. 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. A solid book on general timeless debugging principles.
Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The RulesSuitable for Framing. I actually like that the book xebugging broadly about technical concerns rather than being dogmatic about a specific approach, but the set-up is problematic because it invites blind adherence when debugginh thoughtful application is more appropriate.
It’s also very well-written and often funny. Fun to read book for all engineers! If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Jul 03, Chris Lim rated it it was amazing.
In debuggiing 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’ve read the book before, and decided to revisit it, as I probably will every now and again. Agans Writing as. I borrowed it from a friend who says he recommends it to every technical person he works with.
A very interesting and funny read. Also, this book recommends that you learn your debugging tools well, so I learned and practiced using PyCharm’s debugger well, which has made a huge difference when I’m debugging Python code. Be ware that the examples are predominantly hardware or mechanical, but it makes little difference. Jun 26, David rated it liked it. I really enjoyed this book. This is a very important, short, accessible and fun book.
A must read for all engineers and programmers.
Pretty entertaining and able to provide insight. Peter Jones rated it really liked it May 30, Aug 24, Bart rated it it was amazing. If you’re a programmer: It changes the way readers think about debugging, making those pesky problems suddenly much easier to find and fix.