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Debugging: The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problemsby David J Agans
Synopses & Reviews
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:
"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)
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