Rubber duck debugging

September 14, 2015

Like a towel is the most important item a Hitchhiker should carry, a rubber duck should be in the backpack of any programmer.

Rubber duck debugging is an informal term used in software engineering for a method of debugging code. The name is a reference to a story in the book The Pragmatic Programmer in which a programmer would carry around a rubber duck and debug their code by forcing themselves to explain it, line-by-line, to the duck.


I always forget that this is the best debugging method around.

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