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InfoQ Article: Exclusive Excerpt from Practices of an Agile Developer


Andy Hunt and Venkat Suramaniam have written a compilation of the habits, ideas, and approaches of successful agile software developers in their book "Practices of an Agile Developer". In this exclusive InfoQ book excerpt, Hunt and Suramaniam address the sticky subject of debugging:

The real problem with debugging is that it is not amenable to a time box. You can time box a design meeting and decide to go with the best idea at the end of some fixed time. But with a debugging session, an hour, a day, or a week may come and go and find you no closer to finding and fixing the problem.

This free chapter is an example of the proven and effective agile practices provided in "Practices of an Agile Developer". In it are four debugging patterns, each described in detail:

  • Keep a Solutions Log
  • Warnings are Really Errors
  • Attach Problems in Isolation
  • Report all Exceptions

Read the InfoQ Exclusive Book Excerpt: Practices of an Agile Developer

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