This chapter discusses one of the most powerful tools any developer can wield: debugging. Good debugging skills help ensure that your software projects are easy to develop and less prone to failure. I’ll also explore the most common techniques for debugging the MySQL system. If you have already developed solid debugging skills, feel free to skim the following sections and move on to the section “Debugging MySQL.”
Anyone who has written anything more substantial than a “Hello world” program has encountered defects (bugs) in his software. Although most defects are easily found, others can be difficult to ...