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Why Programs Fail: A Guide to Systematic Debugging

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This book is proof that debugging has graduated from a black art to a systematic discipline. It demystifies one of the toughest aspects of software programming, showing clearly how to discover what caused software failures, and fix them with minimal muss and fuss.
The fully updated second edition includes 100+ pages of new material, including new chapters on Verifying Code
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ebook, 544 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (first published October 11th 2005)
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Dima
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The book presents a lot of cutting-edge research studies on automated debugging techniques. I think this is the main strength of the book. It also has good chapters that formalize the general intuition of debugging and introduce the theory of these processes. The only reason, why I gave 4 stars and not 5 is that sometimes I was expecting more real-life guidelines for debugging and was tired (at some points) of cutting-edge automated prototype tools.
Борис Кучин
Немного странная книга. Это учебник по курсу, который исследователь в области автоматизированной отладки читает своим студентам.

Автор рассказывает про bleeding edge в автоматизированной отладке на 2009 год. Но, судя по отладчикам, которыми сейчас приходится пользоваться, ничего особо не поменялось. В книге есть всякие интересные идеи и примеры:

* Автоматическая минимизация входных данных, которые приводят к багу. Или минимизация разницы между failing run и passing run (т.н. delta debugging). При
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