* 7:00 PM - Networking/Socializing
* 7:30 PM - Presentation
* 9:00 PM - End
"Xdebug will forever change the way you debug your PHP code"
by Tim Bond
@TimB0nd | https://github.com/cookieguru
We've all used echo, printr, and vardump to figure out why our code doesn't work. But did you know there's an easier way? This talk will demonstrate the use of two popular PHP tools: Xdebug and PhpStorm. Instead of littering your code with statements to send variable values to the browser, using these tools it's possible to pause script execution on a specific line, allowing you to view and edit any variable as well as arbitrary code. Never again will you forget to remove test code before sending it to production!
Tim is a senior full stack PHP developer that has been working with PHP for 14 years and has seen PHP grow from its hodgepodged roots to a modern development language. When not in front of a computer, you'll probably find him hiking or biking around beautiful Seattle, or putting together a new Lego set on one of the rare rainy days.
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