Here's how to get the book, "Debugging",
by Dave Agans. It's a fast, fun read that will help anyone debug
stuff faster. If you're a newbie, it'll give you benefit of
years of experience. If you're a seasoned pro, it'll give you
a few new insights, a great way to train the less experienced members
of your team, and a bunch of amusing war stories. For more info, see the
reviews and excerpts further down on the page.
The book is available online at Amazon.com;
follow this link:
The above is a link to the new edition; there is an older edition you can also get, but it's more expensive and usually not in stock. Your call. You can also buy it at your neighborhood Barnes & Noble,
Borders, and other fine bookstores.
If you're a manager, educator, or HR person,
contact the publisher (Amacom Books) about quantity pricing and custom
versions. Amacom Books is at www.amacombooks.org.
James Holmes (co-author of Windows Power Tools): "This book's only 175 or so pages long and is well-worth adding to your library. Actually, substitute "a critical addition" for "well worth adding"."
Dr. Howard Johnson (author of High-Speed Digital Design): "Articulates
nine timeless and indespensable principles ... a good read for even the
most experienced engineers."
Charles Petzold (author of Programming Windows): "Finally, a book
that makes you feel like a smart debugger rather than just a confused
EDN Magazine: "...lays out sensible strategies and tactics, clearly
based on years of experience and reflection."
Dr. Dobbs Journal: "...entertaining... ...eminently practical...
... I expect I'll lend this book out frequently."
IEEE Software: "Hooray for "Debugging"... ...funny... ...entertaining...
...easy to relate to... ...This book should be required reading for
all technology college students."
David Wheeler on www.slashdot.com: "It's not often you find a classic, but
I think I've found a new classic for software and computer hardware developers...
This is a book I expect to find useful many, many, years from now...
fun to read... lots of good points... Get this book."
Here's a few excerpts in PDF, if you'd like to get an idea of what
you're buying before you click "order." Obviously, this is all
copyright protected and you're only allowed to use it to decide whether
to buy, per the following notice:
© 2002 David J. Agans
All rights reserved.
Published by AMACOM Books
To order call 1-800-262-9699
A Division of the American Management
1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Details: The excerpts are PDF
files, so to look at them you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If
you don't already have that, you can download it here:
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