Finding and eliminating bugs

** Pizza and drinks will be provided!

When things go well, no one notices. But for some reason, one little white screen of death sends the whole world to your door demanding answers. Who knew?

In this session we'll look at what to do when the unexpected happens and you need to debug, especially when it's someone else's code -- either CiviCRM itself, or a related extension or custom module.

Debugging can feel a lot like hunting for a needle in a haystack, and sometimes you're not even sure the needle is there. But we'll walk through a few examples taken from real life, and see how those were found and solved. Along the way we'll look at strategies for narrowing the search, and tools to help with navigating unfamiliar code.

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  • Peter P.

    Allen's presentation is now available in the "Files" section of the Meetup group. Direct link:

    August 8, 2013

  • Fred S.

    Excellent coverage of tools and methods. I'm glad Allen plans to put a link to it here. Although I am not a developer I do have to go in and fix things from time to time. The 'hands-on' fix he let us work through at the end gave me some good ideas. Thanks Allen!

    July 12, 2013

  • Alan L.

    Allen did a fabulous job on a difficult subject we all face in one way or another almost every day! But what could one expect with three "Allen"'s in the room.

    July 12, 2013

  • Allan C.

    Wasn't as technical of a talk as I thought it would be. Some more tie in with the steps while we were debugging. Could have Bern made.

    July 11, 2013

  • John G.

    Have to bail tonight schedule with work

    July 11, 2013

  • Sandy E.

    Living in GA, love following your group. Working in Dallas this week and excited to meet you all for the first time.

    July 9, 2013

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