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Debugging Rules! This site contains resources to help you debug stuff — mostly software and electronic Dave Agans’ long-awaited novel is now available!. 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 . 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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In my view this book was too long. I guess we can forgive priority-two bugs like bunions and male pattern baldness. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sep 13, Dmitri rated it it was amazing.

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

May 25, Michael rated it really liked it. And just like everyday aphorisms like “a bird in the hand is worth two in the dxvidmost of the principles in this book like “check the plug”: Sep 08, Andreea Lucau rated it it was ok. It is your fundamental guide to start from “first principles”.


Written in a frank but engaging style, Debuggingprovides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed to help find any bug quickly.

Recommended for any and all troubleshooters, no matter what your field. His nine common sense rules for successful computer program code and hardware troubleshooting and debugging are applicable to all fields of technical endeavor.

Divide and conquer 5. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I really enjoyed this book.

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

I wish that I could make this book required reading for everyone I deal with. I second that recommendation. Dec 09, Bob rated it really liked it.

Peter Jones rated it really liked it May 30, Keep an audit trail 7. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: Dave Agans Goodreads Author.

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

A very interesting and funny read. Dec 27, Liam rated it it was amazing.

Thallia rated it it was daviid Jun 28, I borrowed it from a friend who says he recommends it to every technical person he works with. I’ll bet that many of these rules are seen as common sense in the developer communities. Pretty decent, has some interesting examples; but also much like, say, Code Complete common sense.


Jul 21, Matthias Ferber rated it it was amazing. As I read this book I noticed I seemed to almost magically be debugging more effectively.

Ann rated it it was ok Aug 19, Mar 21, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: I recently did a talk about debugging and there was a lot of overlap. A solid book on general timeless debugging principles.

Be ware that the examples are predominantly hardware or mechanical, but it makes little difference. Fun to read book for all engineers! Worse, there’s a strong tendency for people to take such pat one-liners out of context, and the author invites that by promoting the rules themselves rather than dsvid ideas.