Debugging has ratings and 22 reviews. David said: As I’ve said about other software engineering books (and my review for David J. Agans (Writing as). David A. Wheeler’s Review of Debugging by David J. Agans. March 2, It’s not often you find a classic, but I think I’ve found a new classic for software and. Debugging—The Nine Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software elusive software and hardware problems / David J. Agans. p. cm.

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The writing and the rules themselves are a bit muddled, and that can really lead readers down a wrong path.

The book is well-organized entertaining and easy to read. Dec 27, Liam rated it it was amazing.

Debugging : The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Bugs

Jan 03, Frank rated it it was amazing. Jul 21, Matthias Ferber rated it it was amazing. 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.

Not a lot new here. Sep 13, Dmitri rated it it was amazing.

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. I had ravid issues following all the explanation there. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Useful and applicable methods for debugging. A solid book on general timeless debugging principles.


A must read for all engineers and programmers. Paperbackpages. I was quite pleasantly surprised the author managed to reduce the skill to nine short rules particularly when it sometimes can be a process that is difficult to explain.

He has worked with industrial control and monitoring systems, integrated circuit design, handheld PCs, videoconferencing, and countless other systems.

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.

Dec 09, Bob rated it really liked it. No better book that breaks down the concept. In my view this book was too long. He currently runs PointSource, a computer systems consultancy. Jul 09, Muhammet rated it it was amazing. A must rebugging for every software engineer: Lists with This Book. There’s also a chapter providing an alternative “view from the help desk” which I’ve found very useful.

David A. Wheeler’s Review of “Debugging” by David J. Agans

The examples were a bit dated and it helps to understand solid state electronics but the principles are sound. It took God one day to design, prototype, and release that debuggin talk about schedule pressure! I recently did a talk about debugging and there was a lot of overlap. Understand the system 2.


Fun to read book for all engineers! I recommend this book to all engineers, both the students and the ones in the industry. It’s short and fun because it has to be — if you’re an engineer, you’re too busy debugging to read anything more than the daily comics.

Sep 27, Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: Agans No preview available – Keep an audit trail 7.

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

Agans Writing as. Still, it’s nice to have the principles laid out. 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. Pretty decent, has drbugging interesting examples; but also much like, say, Code Complete common sense.

Aug 24, Bart rated it it was amazing. Jul 21, Juraj Martinka rated it it was amazing.