Debugging Duck

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  1. curato

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  2. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    I've never heard of this before but now I have this is genius!
     
  3. curato

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    If you never read The Pragmatic Programmer, it is an oldie but really a good book.
     
  4. Nocturne

    Nocturne Friendly Tyrant Forum Staff Admin

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    Lol! What a great idea! It's a shame I'm now going to have to ban you for flagrantly breaking one of the core rules of the GMC:
    However, I'm feeling generous due to the effort you put into making your own du*k so I'll leave the topic open for now and not ban you... :p


    EDIT: @The Sorcerer - post edited to remove any ambiguity... ;)
     
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  5. Lonewolff

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    I trust you still mean :duck: there. The hashed out word is a bit ambiguous. :p
     
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  6. Catan

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    I see I'm not the only one having an evil anatidae on my desk...

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  7. curato

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    Sorry about that! I didn't mean to run afoul of the guidelines!
     
  8. DukeSoft

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    Rubber duckies all around the office here :)
     
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  9. Pfap

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    Lol, I have a tyrannosaur.
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    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    @Nocturne Thus rubber buɔks are now known as Hevea brasiliensis Anas platyrhynchos's
     
  11. curato

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    All joking aside. I use that debugging method all the time and it very helpful to get you past that haze you get when you seen the same batch of code a thousand time and it just looks good and you have no idea why is doing what it is doing. Otherwise a good book too.
     
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  12. Fanatrick

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    You just reminded me mine was missing from the desk for months now! Found him behind the desk looking all innocent, the rascal. It's sort of fitting he's trying to escape so I don't blame him.
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  13. Alexx

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    Ha, never heard of that before.
    Will certainly help with a project I'm working on.

    Off to amazon to buy one...
     
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  14. curato

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    The devil is in the details :p I just liked the red back and gold color combination. They do come in black as well though :duck:
     
  15. the_flow

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    You know, I could have sworn I had a few rubber ducks lying around, but they all seemed to vanish when I decided to get back into coding...
     
  16. curato

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    It doesn't necessarily have to be a :duck:. It could be anything you don't mind talking to.
     
  17. Brennan Duncan

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    Thats amazing. I have never heard about rubber duck debugging until now. Funny enough, i have 2 daughter (from profile pic), and the oldest about to turn 5. For some reason that i cannot understand, she will sit down next to me and let me explain this super advanced coding and debugging for hours (more like 30min but its adorable!). I cant figure out why she is so enthralled in listening to me talk about stuff that she wont actually be able to comprehend for another 4-5 years.

    I guess that makes her my duck debugger. Ill admit that it does help me notice a lot tiny mistakes. Mostly spelling mistakes and the sort but it really does work.
     
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  18. curato

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    That's cute. You may have a software engineer on you hands there.
     
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