"..a short but invaluable work dedicated to helping you hunt down pesky problems online and off." -- New.Architect magazine, February 2003
"I have printed out his rules and expect I'll lend this book out frequently." -- Dr.Dobb's Journal,Gregory V. Wilson, San Francisco, CA Feb. 2003
"It's not often you find a classic,but I think I've found a new classic for software and computer hardware developers." -- Slashdot.com, David A.Wheeler
"Unlike most books about debugging, this book isn't a technical manual. It's easy to follow and logical approach and progression." -- IEEE Software magazine
..the book lays out sensible strategies and tactics, clearly based on years of experience and reflection. -- EDN Access October 3, 2002
Fun, charming, motivating, and instructive, Debugging is a good gift for your friendly computer fixer. -- GlobeTechology.com February 2003
Problem-solvers everywhere can benefit from this straight-forward guide to fixing glitches in systems and software. -- Richmond, VA TIMES-- Dispatch Dec. 16,2002
Written by an experienced, down-to-earth engineer, it offers exactly what's needed when stuck in the technology trenches-fast, street-smart advice. -- BIZLIFE June 2003
IEEE Software magazine: "Unlike most books about debugging, this book isn't a technical manual. It's easy to follow and logical in approach and progression. The author elegantly presents the concepts and makes the debugging task unintimidating but, at the same time, points out that the major task is learning to apply his rules. Debugging not only makes the subject area easy to understand; it's an excellent example of how you can present the art of debugging in a way that's meaningful and exciting. This book should be required reading for all technology college students. It explains the logic you need in the real world, logic that so many students don't learn before graduation. After reading this book, I got excited about debugging and went out to look for something to test the ninerule approach on.""
Slashdot.com, David A. Wheeler: “It's not often you find a classic, but I think I've found a new classic for software and computer hardware developers. It's David J. Agan's Debugging….It's hard to bottle experience; this book does a good job. This is a book I expect to find useful many, many, years from now….I think this is a great book….Novices need to learn the fundamentals, and pros need occasional reminders of them; this book is a good way to learn or be reminded of them. Get this book.”"--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.