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:
-- 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
"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