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Debugging: The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems

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Publisher Comments:

When the pressure is on to root out an elusive software or hardware glitch, what's needed is a cool head courtesy of a set of rules guaranteed to work on any system, m any circumstance. Written in a frank but engaging style, Debugging provides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed to help find any bug quickly. This book makes those shelves of application-specific debugging books (on C++, Perl, Java, etc.) obsolete. It changes the way readers think about debugging, making those pesky problems suddenly much easier to find and fix.

Illustrating the rules with real-life bug-detection war stories, the book shows readers how to:
-- Understand the system: how perceiving the "roadmap" can hasten your journey
-- Quit thinking and look: when hands-on investigation can't be avoided
-- Isolate critical factors: why changing one element at a time can be an essential tool
-- Keep an audit trail: how keeping a record of the debugging process can win the day

Review:

"In 15 short chapters, Agans presents nine simple rules to help you track down and fix problems in software, hardware, or anything else. His war stories are entertaining...and his advice is eminently practical." Gregory V. Wilson, Dr Dodds Journal

Book News Annotation:

Agans (a consultant) offers a universal guide to finding, diagnosing, and solving problems. The nine problem-solving rules in this book apply to any system, regardless of its language, application areas, hardware, or software. Chapters provide an overview of the approach, explain each rule and its application, provide a few thought experiments, and describe the limits of tech support. Flow charts, diagrams, "war stories," and quotes from Arthur Conan Doyle illustrate key points.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814471685
Subtitle:
The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems
Author:
Agans, David J.
Publisher:
AMACOM
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Quality Control
Subject:
Automation
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Debugging in computer science
Subject:
English
Series Volume:
78
Publication Date:
20020923
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.14x7.36x.61 in. .88 lbs.

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Debugging: The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems
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Product details 192 pages American Management Association - English 9780814471685 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In 15 short chapters, Agans presents nine simple rules to help you track down and fix problems in software, hardware, or anything else. His war stories are entertaining...and his advice is eminently practical."
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