Paul Butcher

Paul Butcher started out writing games for 8-bit home computers before he was a teenager, and since then has worked in diverse fields at all levels of abstraction, from microcode on bit-slice processors to high-level declarative programming and all points in between. He's been using agile approaches for the last several years, although had adopted many of the same techniques before the agile movement gave them a name. Paul's depth of experience derives from a history of working for startups in which he's had the privilege of working with several great teams on cutting edge technology.

Seven Concurrency Models in Seven Weeks Seven Concurrency Models in Seven Weeks (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Paul Butcher
June 2014
Print: $38.00

Debug It! Debug It! (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Paul Butcher
November 2009
Print: $34.95

"This really was a tremendous book, and I highly recommend it!"
--Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad

"Debug It! is a great resource for anyone looking to learn the science of good debugging. It is entirely language- and platform-agnostic, preferring to focus entirely on the process and mindset of debugging, rather than on edge cases or command-line switches in a tool or language. Overall, the writing is clear and straightforward without being preachy or judgmental, and is liberally annotated with real-life case stories from both the authors' and the Pragmatic Programmers' own history, which keeps the tone lighter and yet still proving the point of the text. Highly recommended for the junior developers on the team; senior developers will likely find some good tidbits in here as well."
--Ted Neward, The Blog Ride