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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Very light and lots and lots of war stories but aimed to be amusing and was at least somewhat amusing and fairly short. In my 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.

William Laney rated it it was amazing Jan 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His nine common sense rules for successful computer program code and hardware troubleshooting and debugging are applicable to all fields of technical endeavor.

Davd sense backed with a ton of experience. The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you need to solve. This is a great resource.


Pretty entertaining and able to provide insight. No better book that breaks down the concept. Keep an audit trail 7. It’s a quick and fun read. There’s also a chapter providing an alternative “vi This is a very important, short, accessible and fun book.

The writing and the rules themselves are a bit muddled, and that can really lead readers down a wrong path. Get a fresh view 9. I guess we can forgive priority-two bugs like bunions and male pattern baldness. I recently did a talk about debugging and there was a lot of overlap.

Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs

As I read this book I noticed I seemed to almost magically be debugging more effectively. Account Options Sign in. Apr 07, Tanvi rated it really daviv it. A very interesting and funny read.

Debugging Rules! – Find out what’s wrong with anything, fast.

When the pressure is on to root out an elusive software or dfbugging glitch, what’s needed is a cool head courtesy of a set of rules guaranteed to work on any system, in any circumstance. I had some issues following all the explanation there. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 21, Juraj Martinka rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


David A. Wheeler’s Review of “Debugging” by David J. Agans

Not a lot new here. A must read for every software engineer: Jul 16, David Robins rated it really liked it. Jul 09, Muhammet rated it it was amazing.

I’ve read the book before, and decided to revisit it, as I probably will every now and again. 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.

It agana a great job of collecting and debuggihg the principles of skillfully tracking down issues. I wish that I could make this book required reading for everyone I deal with.

As a manager, I’ve started to realize that some of these principles apply to people problems as well. It is your fundamental guide to start from “first debutging.