Using `var_dump()` to debug your app has its benefits, but there are more comprehensive and efficient ways to debug those particularly elusive bugs. Enter step debugging. We’ll be using the PhpStorm IDE to step through our PHP apps line by line and see how much more power step debugging gives us over the conventional `var_dump()` technique. We’ll also touch on debugging from the command line. Learn to dance in PHP with step debugging.


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Karl Hepler at 10:09 on 26 May 2017

Very informative. Thank you.

Awesome Sammy! I've used step debugging several times, but never as advanced as we just learned. Very good and engaging talk, highly recommended!

Matt H. at 10:23 on 26 May 2017

I always enjoy hearing Sammy, and he once again provided a great presentation about a very useful topic. Even his live examples were clear and easy to follow, which is impressive.

Liam Wiltshire at 12:01 on 26 May 2017

As always a well delivered talk from Sammy! Some of the detail was hard to see, maybe more a problem with the room size. Lots of good information for anyone new to step debugging.

I never knew one could talk a full hour about debugging PHP apps other than Derick Rethans, brilliant done! Love the custom made slides too and the live demo was excellent! Well done, well prepared and well presented!

Zachary May at 12:20 on 26 May 2017

Great talk. Sammy is always fantastic and this was a great introduction to a really useful tool.

Well done, and learned a lot.