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Scientific debugging [Oct. 24th, 2007|12:02 pm]
Beemer
As I was working on figuring out why a webpage wouldn't layout properly yesterday, it occurred to me that debugging problems is one of the purest expressions of the scientific method around. I think kids should learn that in school: if you understand how science works, you'll be able to make things work when they break.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-10-25 02:32 am (UTC)
I think it's probably easy to teach the basic principles, but very hard to teach all the patterns and tricks you learn from experience.

Hmm... it's probably also hard to intentionally write code with the kinds of bugs you encounter in real life...
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