Debugging Rules! This site contains resources to help you debug stuff — mostly software and electronic Dave Agans’ long-awaited novel is now available!. Buy Debugging: The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems by David J Agans (ISBN: ). David said: As I’ve said about other software engineering books (and my The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you .

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Get a fresh view 9. A solid book on general timeless debugging principles. The book is well-organized entertaining and easy to read. Jul 03, Chris Lim rated it it was amazing.

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It changes the way readers think about debugging, making those pesky problems suddenly much easier to find and fix. I guess we can forgive priority-two bugs like bunions and male pattern baldness. Peter Jones rated it really liked it May 30, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Quit thinking and look 4. That’s actually the opposite of what eavid engineers need to learn about debugging. 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.


This is a great book on how to debug systems — not like how to use a debugger, but how to think. Agans Writing as. Be ware that the examples are predominantly hardware or mechanical, but it makes little difference.

Sep 13, Dmitri rated it it was amazing. I actually like that the book talks broadly about technical concerns rather than being dogmatic about a specific approach, but the set-up is problematic because it invites blind adherence when a thoughtful application is more appropriate.

Still, it’s nice to have the principles laid out. To ask other readers questions about Debuggingplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. Sep 27, Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: A very interesting and funny read. His nine common sense rules for successful computer program code and hardware troubleshooting and debugging are applicable to all fields of technical endeavor. Jan 03, Frank rated it it was amazing. Mar 21, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Certainly a valuable addition to any debugger’s bookcase. In my favorite war story, an intermittent video-processing bug was eventually traced to the plaid flannel shirt the author happened to be wearing on the days the bug occurred. Dec 27, Liam rated it it was amazing.


Refresh and try again. 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”: Apr 07, Tanvi rated it really liked it.

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Understand the system 2. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: Written in a frank but engaging style, Debuggingprovides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed to help find any bug quickly.

Lists with This Book. Also, this book recommends that you learn your debugging tools well, so I learned and practiced using PyCharm’s debugger well, which davix made a huge difference when I’m debugging Python code. The author goes through each rule step-by-step and present “war stories” to demonstrate the rules in action.

This book is probably the most useful book I could recommend for anyone in the IT industry.