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 are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jul 21, Matthias Ferber rated it it was amazing.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. As a manager, I’ve started to realize that some of these principles apply to people problems as well. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: Steve rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Roxana rated it really liked it Oct 23, 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.

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

May 25, Michael rated it really liked it. Peter Jones rated it really liked it May 30, Deugging helps you keep track of books you want to read. A must read for all engineers and programmers. Return to Book Page. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: Mitochondrion rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Dave Agans Goodreads Author.


As a programming student this book helped me view debugging as a process, rather than a “holy shit it finally works” moment. I borrowed it from a friend who says he recommends it to every technical person he works with.

I wish that I could make this agzns required reading This book is probably the most useful book I could recommend for anyone in the IT industry.

I second that recommendation. The book is well-organized entertaining and easy to read.

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

Quit Thinking and Look. Still, it’s nice to have the principles laid out. It took God one day to design, prototype, and release that product; talk about schedule pressure! The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you need to solve.

It’s also very well-written and often funny. I had some issues following all the explanation there.

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

Common sense backed with a ton of experience. 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 that. I was quite pleasantly surprised the author managed to reduce the debuggiing to nine short rules particularly when it sometimes can be a process that is difficult to explain.


Sep 08, Ddavid Lucau rated it it was ok.

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”: May 15, Wangyiran rated it really liked it. Change One Thing at a Time. Preview — Debugging by David J. This is a great book on how to debug systems — not like how to use a debugger, but how to think. It does a great job of collecting and organizing the principles of skillfully tracking down issues.