Dave Agans’ long-awaited novel is here!

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Traffic jams. Automatic flush sensors. Sharp plastic packaging. Who’s behind it all? Hold on to your tin-foil hat and beware the alligators as you explore a sewerload of absurd conspiracies. Granola mom Lynn Grady is on assignment as restaurant critic Our Zen Gourmet when a hostile phantom voice invades her head. A stranger appears and, after blocking the voice with an improvised tin-foil hat, recruits Lynn for a hydroponic-farm-to-fork tasting gig. But a surprise attack by armed French waiters plunges her into a high-tech … Read More

A great set of war stories

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David Carney at the Macroware Technology Blog posted a nice article that listed the 9 debugging rules, with a war story for each. A great set of examples, that truly get to the heart of the rule.  Check it out at: http://macroware.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/debugging-strategies-techniques/  

Universal truths are independently discoverable

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Just got a nice note from David Kohanbash with a pointer to his blog entry on debugging. He was going to post his own rules on debugging, but then found the DebuggingRules! poster and decided to organize his thoughts around that, without having read the book (it was on order.) Very interesting to read–he gets it right (at one point even quoting the same Sherlock Holmes line that I use). I guess this shows that universal concepts are independently discoverable. … Read More

Good company

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I stumbled on a blog post about teaching debugging in schools, which referenced this review of four debugging books. In the summary, the author, John Regehr, said, “Agans’ book is The Prince or The Art of War for debugging”. I can only hope Debugging will still be a valuable reference 500 years from now!