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In this course you will learn how to debug programs systematically using scientific methods and build several automated debugging tools in Python.

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Dec 09, 2020 · sn9 on Teach Debugging (2014)
John Regehr has a post with some book recommendations from 2013 [0]. Notably one of the books corresponds to an older Udacity course [1].

There's also this book that was recently published called Effective Debugging: 66 Specific Ways to Debug Software and Systems [2].

[0] https://blog.regehr.org/archives/849

[1] https://www.udacity.com/course/software-debugging--cs259

[2] https://www.amazon.com/Effective-Debugging-Specific-Software...

I didn't see this before I wrote my other comment (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25337491), but the free Software Debugging course on Udacity is great: https://www.udacity.com/course/software-debugging--cs259
I highly recommend the free Software Debugging course on Udacity[1]. It focuses on a systematic approach to debugging, and using/building tools to automate your debugging process. I had already been writing code professionally for several years when I worked through the course, and I still learned a lot.

[1] https://www.udacity.com/course/software-debugging--cs259

Andreas Zeller’s Software Debugging course on Udacity is excellent and also free: https://www.udacity.com/course/software-debugging--cs259
Jul 11, 2019 · alexhutcheson on How to Debug (2010)
If you're interested in a deeper dive into this, Andreas Zeller's Udacity course is excellent: https://www.udacity.com/course/software-debugging--cs259

Despite the name, it's not a "how to drive PDB/GDB/JDB/etc." course, but focuses on the higher level concepts of how to identify bugs and build tools that automate the debugging process.

Udacity has a course on [Software Debugging](https://www.udacity.com/course/software-debugging--cs259) taught by Andreas Zeller, the original author of DDD.

Anyone who'd like to learn a more systematic debugging process should take it.

Udacity has a course on Software Debugging: https://www.udacity.com/course/software-debugging--cs259. I haven't taken it, but it seems to have positive reviews. Have any HNers taken this course?
There is a course on udacity called software debugging https://www.udacity.com/course/cs259
The Udacity course on debugging speaks directly to looking at correlations between bugs and executions of various portions of code (and the same across bugs).

There's some interesting stuff: https://www.udacity.com/course/cs259

May 05, 2014 · udioron on My favorite debugging tool
Nice trick for identifying bottlenecks. If you want to leavarage your "debugging" skills, try this wonderful course: https://www.udacity.com/course/cs259
It's certainly not exhaustive, but Andreas Zeller's Udacity course[1] has helped me bring a more systematic, methodical approach to my debugging sessions. In addition, his focus on using using tools to assist our debugging effort has encouraged me to automate a lot of what I would previously have done manually. I'll admit my first instinct is still to throw in a couple of printf statements and see what they say, but for harder problems I know have a richer set of tools to work with.

[1] https://www.udacity.com/course/cs259

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Those course videos have an lite-ASMR inducing quality to them, if you are into that sort of thing.
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