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

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

by David J. Agans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814474578

ISBN-13: 9780814474570

Pub. Date: 11/05/2006

Publisher: AMACOM Books

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, in any circumstance. Written in a frank but engaging style, Debuggingprovides simple, foolproof principles guaranteed to help find any bug quickly. This book makes those shelves of

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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, in any circumstance. Written in a frank but engaging style, Debuggingprovides 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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814474570
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
11/05/2006
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
783,715
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

"Chapter 1: How Can That Work?

Chapter 2: The Rules — Suitable for Framing

Chapter 3: Understand The System

Chapter 4: Make It Fail

Chapter 5: Quit Thinking and Look

Chapter 6: Divide and Conquer

Chapter 7: Change One Thing At A Time

Chapter 8: Keep An Audit Trail

Chapter 9: Check The Plug

Chapter 10: Get A Fresh View

Chapter 11: If You Didn’t Fix It, It Ain’t Fixed

Chapter 12: All The Rules In One Story

Chapter 13: Easy Exercises For The Reader

Chapter 14: The View From The HelpDesk

Chapter 15: The Bottom Line"

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