Thursday, February 9, 2012

Why install xdebug?

Even without actual integration with your IDE you are able to get benefit from xdebug on your development machine:

  • overloads var_dump() and beautifies the output

  • turn off "@" operator
  • track headers that are already send by script with header() function
  • xdebug_debug_zval() dumps variables information like ref status & ref counts