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Bug Patterns in Java by Eric Allen

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Author/s : Eric Allen
Publisher : APress
Category : Design Patterns, UML, and Refactoring
Review by : Sujatha Rajagopalan
Rating : 7 horseshoes

"Aim to write programs that are bug free". It is easier said than done.This
book will be of special help to the Java developers and programmers who aim to
develop robust programs. As developers and testers of Java applications
multiply every day, it would come very handy to give them the symptoms and clues
to detect a bug and make sure the code takes care of it smoothly. Several bugs
go undetected in the real world due to the lack of time allotted for testing and
debugging due to financial and other constraints. The author has thrown light at
the importance of unit testing and debugging and explains a scientific approach
to the same. He recommends extreme programming techniques to make the debugging
process very simple yet sufficient.

The core portion of the book has a good structured approach to attach unique
names to each bug and explains the symtoms and cure too. The initial part of
the book concentrated on why debugging and testing was important. There was a
big jump when the author goes into more technical details in Java codes and
examples. Thats where the reader who has only a minimum knowledge in Java gets
lost.This book cannot be recommended to developers in their learning phase. It
focuses only on the audience who are Java literates who have been intensively
coding in the same. It can be recommended for those Java programmers who want to
become better Sherlock Holmes in detecting bugs in Java !

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