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Debugging in Local (by Flywheel): A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by Torque Mag on August 12, 2022 at 10:13 am
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Having problems arise on a website or even within the local installation of a website can be nerve-racking. After all, site performance issues or bugs can result in site downtime. And site downtime can mean lost traffic, missed opportunities, and even lost revenue. Thankfully, numerous debugging solutions exist for identifying and repairing site issues. But how can you know what will work best for your situation?  In Local, there’s a multi-pronged approach available for debugging. Here, we’ll be discussing the default debug options included with Local, as well as ways to identify errors, and additional add-ons you can use for spotting and fixing problems more quickly and efficiently.  What is Xdebug in Local? Before we can discuss how to debug in Local, we need to first talk about Xdebug, the debugging tool present in Local and some of its most noteworthy features.  Xdebug is actually a PHP extension that simplifies the debugging process. Primarily, it makes the formatting for the var_dump () function cleaner and adds on more warnings and notices about specific errors. That way, it makes for a more intuitive user experience. In case you don’t know, var_dump() is a useful bit of PHP that quickly reveals what’s…

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