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MurrayVarey

Nice article! Debugging is definitely a skill you can home.

For me, debugging happens in two separate phases: (1) gathering clues, and (2) finding the cause. Basically, phase 1 is an attempt to stop me from chasing my assumptions. Sure, it's fun to try and work things out purely in my head ... but that often sends me down the wrong path. So now I just don't waste the energy, until I have a clearer picture of what's going on.