Mastering the Art of Debugging: A Comprehensive Guide for Software Engineers

David Garcia
6 min readMar 18, 2024
Debugging: Tips To Get Better At It

Debugging is an inevitable part of the software development process. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just starting, debugging is crucial for maintaining productivity and delivering high-quality code.

As a software engineer for the last 17 years, I have lost track of how often I have to debug software, either written by myself or my coworkers. It's an inevitable part of our work, yet we hate it.

This comprehensive guide will explore strategies and recommended practices for navigating debugging sessions effectively.

How to proceed during debugging sessions

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Stay Calm: Keeping Composure Amidst Chaos

Debugging can often be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when faced with elusive bugs or tight deadlines. However, maintaining composure is crucial in thinking clearly and making rational decisions.

By staying calm, you can approach the problem clearly and increase your chances of finding a solution efficiently.

Prioritize: Focus on the



David Garcia

Senior Software Engineer, Backend, NodeJS & Symfony developer, workaholic, passionate for new technologies and OSS contributor.