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 Hacknot - Debugging 101

Interesting article on the ideas behind debugging code.

"It seems particularly strange when you consider what portion of their time the average programmer spends debugging their own code. I've not measured it for myself, but I wouldn't be surprised if one third or more of my day was spent trying to figure out why my code doesn't behave the way I expected. It seems strange that I never learnt in any structured way how to debug a program. Everything I know about debugging has been acquired through experience, trial and error, and from watching others. Unless my experience is unique, it seems that debugging techniques should be a topic of vital interest to every developer. Yet some developers seem almost embarrassed to discuss it. "
Hacknot - Debugging 101

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 18, 2006 )


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