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Find the Bug: A Book of Incorrect Programs

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Presents bugged programs in C, Java, Python, Perl, and x86 assembly language, with explained solutions. This book includes language overviews to help you debug 50 examples. It shows how to look past the surface of code to uncover its hidden internal logic. It also offers practical guidance on analyzing programs.
Paperback, 306 pages
Published October 16th 2004 by Addison-Wesley Professional
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Manzur Mukhitdinov
May 05, 2016 Manzur Mukhitdinov rated it really liked it
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This book reminded me the puzzles books I used to read during the childhood. It's written in the same manner only for software developers. The book teaches how to find bugs by example in 5 different languages: C, Java, Python, Perl and x86 assembler. Each chapter contains introduction to the programming language enough to find a bug. Bugs are more than just quirks of the given language, they're more high level logical errors. Also, I liked that the book introduces categorization of bugs, which m ...more
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Jan 22, 2008 Mark rated it it was amazing
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A great book with a simple concept. 5 languages, 10 short programs in each language, and the reader gets to work out his mental muscles finding a bug in each program. If you can't find the bug independently, there are a set of hints leading you through ways to think about the programs.

It seemed a little strange at first to have 5 different languages, but it really was an inspired choice because it forces you to deal with bugs as logic problems and think more about the commonalities in reasons fo
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Jul 23, 2016 Kyla Squires rated it really liked it
This was really well put together. I hope the author puts out more books like this . I'll be re-visiting this at a later date to see if I solve more of the puzzles.
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