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Browser extensions for your Xdebug pleasure

Posted by on February 18, 2010

Xdebug, a great tool for debugging your PHP scripts, has some new browser extensions available. These browser extensions were not developed by Derick Rethans (the developer of the extension) himself, but are nevertheless designed to work seamlessly with Xdebug.

If, like many other web developers, you work with Firefox, easy Xdebug by Brecht Vanhausebrouck of eLime allows you to start a debugging or profiling session by clicking on the icon it installs in the lower right corner of your Firefox window.

Fans of Google chrome can install Xdebug enabler. This browser extension will allow you to specify certain domains for which you would like to use Xdebug; later, when visiting one of these domains, you will find a small icon with an X on the right in the URL field—clicking on this initiates a new Xdebug session.

If you are not using either of these two browsers, or are just looking for something that is not an extension, Caleb G from HigherVisibility wrote a blog post that allows you to user Xdebug with a simple Javascript based bookmarklet.

Xdebug is a popular open-source debug extension written by core developer Derick Rethans. For more information on Xdebug remote debugging, visit the documentation page.

Marco is the keeper of keys and Chief Garbage Collector at Blue Parabola. He can be found on Twitter as @mtabini.
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