Debugging a crucial skill but very rarely taught

Listening on software engineering radio podcast Diomidis Spinellis mentions how debugging is so much important in software development but still, we don’t teach much in-depth this skill in our universities. I and believe any other programmer will agree that debugging tools are the key arsenal in fixing bugs and even understanding the system.

Either you use modern tools or just by basic print/printf statements that don’t matter. Students should learn these key skills and professors should emphasize on educating and not only in universities even in industry set-up when a new developer joins in there should be good exposure to debugging so that they dissect code base and become productive fast.

Worth considering I think …

What do you think? Please share in comments.

Outliers with Pankaj Mishra: podcast on entrepreneurship

Found this interesting podcast focusing on the Indian IT landscape, start-up, journey and entrepreneurship in general. The bio says ” A podcast about the ones who chose to take the road not taken often. It’s about the crazy and the curious. Those that dared to stand out, and stand-alone. It’s about their journey through hope and disillusionment, failures and pitfalls, joy and success, pain and bliss. It’s a candid exploration of experiences and ideas that have driven some of the shining stars, told as is.

So far I have listened to a couple of them and found an enriching conversation.

Happy listening!