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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Jul 03, Chris Lim rated it it was amazing. Make it fail 3. I borrowed it from a friend who says he recommends it to every technical person he works with.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I recently did a talk about debugging and there was a lot of overlap. There’s also a chapter providing an alternative “view from the help desk” which I’ve found very useful.

Written in a frank but engaging style, Debuggingprovides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed to help find any bug quickly. Jul 09, Muhammet rated it it was amazing.

It’s also very well-written and often funny. Fun to read book for all engineers! Dave Agans Goodreads Author. Jul 16, David Robins rated it really liked it. Recommended for any and all troubleshooters, no matter what your field. I wish debgging 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: Mitochondrion rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Quit thinking and look 4.


That’s actually the opposite of what inexperienced engineers need to learn about debugging. Jul 21, Juraj Martinka rated it it was amazing. Ann rated it it was ok Aug 19, In agaans favorite war story, an intermittent video-processing ayans was eventually davjd to the plaid flannel shirt the author happened to be wearing on the days the bug occurred. The best example is the rule “quit thinking and look”, which could be much more accurately and not less succinctly called “stop guessing and gather data”.

No trivia or quizzes yet. May 15, Wangyiran rated it really liked it. Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to: I degugging that I could make this book required reading for everyone I deal with.

If you’re a programmer: Jan 03, Frank rated it it gaans amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Common sense backed with a ton of experience. For years my only recommendation to someone interested in the heuristics of problem solving was George Polya’s “How To Solve It”, but now I can cheerfully add Agan’s “Debugging”.

I was quite pleasantly surprised the author managed to reduce the skill to nine short rules particularly when debutging sometimes can be a process that is difficult to explain. Note that the book is not technical.


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

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. It’s a quick and fun read. To debuggingg what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It took God one day to design, prototype, and release that product; talk about schedule pressure! There’s also a chapter providing an alternative “vi This is a very important, short, accessible and fun book.

I get what the author wants to say, but telling people to “quit thinking” isn’t what he means. Lists with This Book. 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. Peter Jones rated it really liked it May 30, This is a great book on how to debug systems — not like how to use a debugger, but how to think.

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Paperbackpages. 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.

The nine debugging rules that Agans lays out are applicable to any problem that you need to solve.