Effective Debugging ePUB

Level/Grade: Professional
Author(s): Spinellis, D; Meyers, S (Ed.)
ISBN: 9780134394886
License: Perpetual licence
File type: ePub
Every software developer understands the crucial importance of effective debugging. Often, debugging consumes most of a developer's workday, and mastering the required techniques and skills can take a lifetime. In Effective Debugging, Diomidis Spinellis helps you accelerate your journey to mastery, by systematically categorising, explaining and illustrating scores of today's best methods, strategies, techniques and tools. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience, Spinellis helps you expand the arsenal of techniques you're comfortable with, and choose the approaches that work best for each challenge. He presents vendor-neutral, example-rich coverage of general principles, high-level strategies, concrete techniques, high-efficiency tools, creative tricks and the behavioural traits associated with effective debugging.

His 66 step-by-step techniques address every facet of debugging, including:
  • Building an effective debugging environment;
  • Tracking issues and reproducing problems;
  • Using online resources;
  • Stepping through code, adding breakpoints and using call stacks;
  • Optimising and automating debugging workflows;
  • Collaborating with others on debugging;
  • Debugging at compile time and run time;
  • Simplifying, rewriting and improving code to avoid bugs;
  • Using debug mode;
  • Varying execution environments;
  • Working with command line tools; and
  • Making the most of revision control and logs.
Benefits of the ePUB format​ include:​
  • The ability to view on ​a ​desktop computer, notebook or tablet;
  • The ability to adjust fonts, rotate and flip pages, causing content to reflow to fit the device's screen giving the user a more flexible experience; and
  • The ability to take notes, highlight and bookmark.
Country South Africa
Product Type Text Book
Author(s) Spinellis, D; Meyers, S (Ed.)
Level/Grade Professional
Brand Effective Software Development Series
Imprint Addison Wesley
ISBN 9780134394886
Licence Perpetual licence
File type ePub
Format ePUB3
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