This month, as part of our Back to Basics series we have a talk by Derick Rethans on Xdebug. This talk teaches you how to detect and debug PHP scripts with the free open source tool Xdebug, which is an extension to PHP. The first part will quickly show how to get started with Xdebug. The second part of the session will cover detecting problems in your scripts by showing how Xdebug provides debugging aides in the form of stack/function traces, dumps of variables, modified PHP functions. In the last part I will show the remote debugger capabilities of Xdebug with different IDEs, where you can: set breakpoints on functions, methods and file/line combinations and evaluating error messages. On top of this you will also see how you can use Xdebug's profiler to find bottlenecks in your applications. I will be focussing on the least known features of Xdebug.
PHPNW (PHP North West) is a group focussing on the PHP web development language in the North-of-England.
Where: Pitcher & Piano, Arch 9 & 10, Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5LH  (Upstairs)
When: 7pm Tuesday 3rd May 2011
What: Introduction to Xdebug - Derick Rethans
Come along, grab a drink and join in :)
We have our meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. The venue has free WiFi and serves food 'til 9pm.
Official Website: http://www.phpnw.org.uk
Added by Rick Ogden on April 25, 2011