Everybody knows how to install a debugger in PHP. But yet very few professional PHP developers have embraced step debugging, and instead do it the old-fashioned way. For many, this is because they simply don't know how to step-debug effectively.

In this talk we will see how to debug common issues to speed problem resolution, and spend less time troubleshooting and more time coding. Attendees will walk away with the fundamentals to get up and running quickly once they get a debugger installed.


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Milan Urukalo at 20:35 on 27 May 2017

Adam is great speaker and I love listen him. My expectations for this talk was much more greater, Adam show some basic information about debuging, nothing more than that..

Very good for beginners, I learned a couple of new things.

Peter Fisher at 21:27 on 27 May 2017

Great introduction in to debugging. There wasn't much that I didn't know but It certainlly reinforced a few things.
It would of been interesting to see conditional breakpoints and a demonstration of changing values.

As a side note; I am ashamed to say that I have never used PHPStorm. I am a Netbeans and Sublime Text junkie but after seeing this I might give it shot.

Cerovac Marko at 03:15 on 28 May 2017

Useful talk, learned a couple of new things.

Drasko Mikic at 11:57 on 28 May 2017

Great presenting skills, expected more from talk, it was for entry level devs.

Anonymous at 22:22 on 28 May 2017

Talk carried out perfectly, comfortable speaker. Improvement ideas: CLI debugging.

Anonymous at 22:23 on 28 May 2017

I expected much more. Step-in and step-out explanations is something any junior developer can figure out in the first five minutes of debugging. My experience is that developers struggle much more with setting up of remote debugging - it would be nice to show more about that. I also missed conditional break points, watching variables and on-the-fly changing of variable value - with some concrete examples when they make sense.

Way too short and way to basic. This should not have been a conference talk, but rather meetup talk geared toward absolute beginners. Better title would have been: The very basics of using PHPStorm for debugging

Nikola Loncar at 09:10 on 30 May 2017

I was expecting much more from this one :( the speaker was good but the content was at beginners level. I will agree with previous comment, the title should be "The very basics of using PHPStorm for debugging".

Milan Radovic at 09:58 on 30 May 2017

It was more like indroduction to XDebug instead of presenting some cool tips and tricks. Probably there should be more about how it works in background or about limitations, conditional breakpoints etc. Since this conference is not for beginners, I expected little more that that.

Nenad Kozul at 02:52 on 2 Jun 2017

Needed expanding, but a great start, nevertheless!
Next time, do go deeper about pitfalls and gotchas, hidden features as well as debugging in non-IDEs such as Sublime, Atom, Vim, Brackets, etc.