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What PHP debugger do you like the best?

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Which debugger do you prefer?

Gubed PHP Debugger
0
No votes
PDT Project
0
No votes
NuSphere PhpED
0
No votes
Notepad (none of those sissy GUIs for me!)
1
33%
Other
2
67%
 
Total votes : 3

What PHP debugger do you like the best?

Postby shimrah » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:07 am

I'm just starting to tease apart some of the OJS PHP, and would like to install a debugger. Any favorites that people can suggest?

Oh, and I'm looking for something that runs in XP. :oops:

Thanks!
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Postby asmecher » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:14 am

Hi Shimrah,

I'm sorry to report that myself and most developers I've asked have resorted to the lowest form of debugging when it comes to PHP -- "echo" statements. The development toolset for PHP is a little slim and there's certainly no standard debugging tool across hosts. However, if you have a good tabbed editor and make liberal use of the "find" tool (e.g. I use "find" and "grep" with backticks in a Linux environment to jump directly to editing the file that implements the someFunctionName) you should be OK. Perhaps someone here can suggest a good, simple text editor for Windows with syntax highlighting support and possibly regular expressions...

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re: What PHP debugger do you like the best?

Postby mj » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:14 pm

Hi all,

To follow-up on this comment, I'd like to mention that both Juan and I use Eclipse with the PHPEclipse plugin to do our OJS development. Both are open source (free), and are quite powerful when it comes to handling PHP projects like OJS.

Some of the nice features include strong CVS integration, so it takes care of updates/commits nicely in the GUI; as well, project-wide regex-capable searching is useful; as is code-folding and method/property auto-completion. Apparently it has an integrated debugger with breakpoints and things as well, but I've never used it (I'll openly admit to echo statements; Juan prefers writing to the error log).

It's written in Java (I believe), so it's available cross-platform - definitely on Windows XP, but the downside is that it takes a bit of a hefty computer to run it. Definitely worth a try if you're looking for a decent PHP GUI, and certainly the best I've ever seen.

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agree

Postby jalperin » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:53 am

What MJ said about me above was true. I've used PHPEclipse on both OS X and Win XP and I've really enjoyed it. Adding to the list of features I find very useful are Auto-complete for text (Ctrl+.) and the 'take me where a method was defined' (put cursor on method name and hit F3).

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Postby shimrah » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:17 am

Sounds good. I'll try it out.
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