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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!. 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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This is a very important, short, accessible and fun book. The rules are clear, make sense, but they were introduced by A LOT of war stories, most of them related to how you debug hardware problem.

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I get what the author wants to say, but telling people to “quit thinking” isn’t what he means. I second that recommendation.

Recommended for any and all troubleshooters, no matter what your field. As I read this book I noticed I seemed to almost magically be debugging more effectively. Ismael rated it it was amazing Nov 10, Sep 27, Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.


Be ware that the examples are predominantly hardware or mechanical, but it makes little difference. Jan 03, Frank rated it it was amazing.

In my view this book was too long. This is a great resource.

Common sense backed with a ton of experience. 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. The title probably does the book a disservice, because it’s really a broadly useful troubleshooting guide, although the title daavid necessarily indicate that.

I wish that I could make this book required reading for everyone I deal with. Useful and applicable methods for debugging.

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May 25, Michael rated it really liked it. Aug 24, Bart rated it it was amazing. Jun 26, David rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is your fundamental guide dvid start from “first principles”. Not a lot new here. Still, it’s nice to have the principles laid out. His nine common sense rules for successful computer program code and hardware troubleshooting and debugging are applicable to all fields of technical endeavor.

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The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you need to solve. A solid book on general timeless debugging principles.


Jul 16, David Robins rated it really liked it. Thallia rated it it was amazing Jun 28, 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 the ideas. I wish that I could make this book required reading This book is probably the most useful book I could recommend for anyone in the IT industry.

A must read for every software engineer: Sep 13, Dmitri rated it it was amazing. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: Quit thinking and look 4.

I’ll bet that many of these rules are seen as common sense in the developer communities. I recommend this book to all engineers, both the students and the ones in the industry.

Lists with This Book. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. I guess we can forgive priority-two bugs like bunions and male pattern baldness. Written in a frank but engaging style, Debuggingprovides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed agajs help find any bug quickly.