Articles by Nicole Tietz-Sokolskaya
- A systematic approach to debugging
Nicole discusses a systematic debugging process, which is applicable to various systems. The process involves understanding the symptoms, reproducing the bug, grasping the system, forming a bug location hypothesis, testing it, and ultimately fixing the bug. Key questions include when the bug started, its occurrence frequency, and related changes. Reproducing the bug is crucial, even for elusive ones. Understanding the system helps form connections between components. Hypothesizing the bug's location narrows down the search space. Testing the hypothesis is nuanced, requiring modifications and thorough validation. Fixing the bug comes after comprehensive understanding, but it may necessitate revisiting earlier stages.