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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Check the plug 8. Account Options Sign in. Agans Writing as. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Be ware that the examples are predominantly hardware or mechanical, but it makes little difference. It changes the way readers think about debugging, making those pesky problems suddenly much easier to find and fix.
They’re aphorisms and rules of thumb. I guess we can forgive priority-two bugs like bunions and male pattern baldness. Jun 26, David rated it liked it. Written in a frank but engaging style, Debugging provides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed to help find any bug quickly.
Jul 21, Juraj Martinka rated it it was amazing. As I read this book I noticed I seemed to almost magically be debugging more effectively.
May 25, Michael rated it really liked it. No better book that breaks down the concept. 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. Very light and lots and lots of war stories but aimed to be amusing and was at least somewhat amusing and fairly short. I actually like that the book talks broadly about technical concerns rather than being eebugging about a specific approach, agnas the set-up is problematic because it invites blind adherence when a davld application is more appropriate.
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”: 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.
It’s a quick and fun read. I get what the author wants to say, but telling people to “quit thinking” isn’t what he means.
Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs
Roxana rated it really liked it Oct 23, Aug 24, Bart rated it it was amazing. There jj no discussion topics on this book yet. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: Agans provides nine simple rules to follow, and some amusing stories to back them up. Get a fresh view 9. To ask other readers questions about Debuggingplease sign up.
May 15, Wangyiran rated it really liked it. 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. It does a great job of collecting and organizing the principles of skillfully tracking down issues. William Laney rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to Read saving…. I had some issues agams all the explanation there. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Fun to read book for all engineers!
The book is well-organized entertaining and easy to read. All the Rules ayans One Story. I borrowed it from a friend who says he recommends it to every technical person he works with.
Pretty entertaining and able to provide insight. But describing how to debug a problem as a set of meta-rules is a hard aagns and they do a pretty good job here. His nine common sense rules for successful computer program code and hardware troubleshooting and debugging are applicable to all fields of technical endeavor.
The examples were a bit dated and it helps to understand solid state electronics but the principles are sound. Open Preview See a Problem?
David A. Wheeler’s Review of “Debugging” by David J. Agans
The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you need to solve. This book is probably the most useful book I could recommend for anyone in the IT industry. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: