Debugging is crucial to successful software development, but even many experienced programmers find it challenging Sophisticated debugging tools are available, yet it may be difficult to determine which features are useful in which situations The Art of Debugging is your guide to making the debugging process efficient and effective.The Art of Debugging illustrates the use three of the most popular debugging tools on Linux Unix platforms GDB, DDD, and Eclipse The text command based GDB the GNU Project Debugger is included with most distributions DDD is a popular GUI front end for GDB, while Eclipse provides a complete integrated development environment.In addition to offering specific advice for debugging with each tool, authors Norm Matloff and Pete Salzman cover general strategies for improving the process of finding and fixing coding errors, including how to Inspect variables and data structuresUnderstand segmentation faults and core dumpsKnow why your program crashes or throws exceptionsUse features like catchpoints, convenience variables, and artificial arraysAvoid common debugging pitfallsReal world examples of coding errors help to clarify the authors guiding principles, and coverage of complex topics like thread, client server, GUI, and parallel programming debugging will make you even proficient You ll also learn how to prevent errors in the first place with text editors, compilers, error reporting, and static code checkers.Whether you dread the thought of debugging your programs or simply want to improve your current debugging efforts, you ll find a valuable ally in The Art of Debugging....
|Title||:||The Art of Debugging with GDB, DDD, and Eclipse|
|Number of Pages||:||400 Pages|
|File Size||:||562 KB|
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The Art of Debugging with GDB, DDD, and Eclipse Reviews
There are not many books about debugging. This one is a useful compendium of the various techniques that any software engineer should know, So if you do not have a reasonable book about debugging, get this one. However, the title says "with GDB, DDD, and Eclipse." The book is mostly about GDB, with about 15% devoted to DDD and 5% devoted to Eclipse. That is probably okay, because it takes much more instruction to do almost any task in GDB than it does in either of the other two. However, Eclipse-only users will probably be disappointed. (There are many other books about Eclipse, but I could not find any specifically devoted to debugging.)
I've postponed to dive into gdb before because it seemed to me that the effort wouldn't pay off as much as learning how to code better. Well, gdb doesn't reduce the number of bugs I write, but it certainly reduces the time I spend hunting them down.
Excellent introduction to a wide scope of features. This is a few years out of date, but the features it covers haven't changed significantly.
This is a really good guide to GDB. I had to debug a rather complex piece of high performance code and three chapters in I was rocking and rolling...
This book has been the best tool so far for me to get into the world of Linux programming. It took me farther into software debugging than I've ever been. I will be one of the books I keep in my Kindle for reference.
This is a good book for those new to GDB, which is what I was looking for. It's easy to read, and gets you into GDB quickly. At each step, the reader is shown how to do essential things like setting breakpoints, inspecting memory, and stepping through your program with easy to follow examples. The authors also show how both DDD and Eclipse work in debugging programs, as GDB is the back end for each.
Just part way into this book and I am impressed by the content and clear writing style I have picked up a few things along the way as well!