A multi-purpose colorful modern alternative to var_dump

2.0.1 2024-07-01 01:27 UTC


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Multi-purpose colorful modern alternative to var_dump. It's a PHP library that provides an alternative to var_dump and dump functions. It's designed to be used in development environments to help you debug your code.


  • Colorful output with automatic light/dark modes
  • HTML, Console, and Plain text output
  • No JavaScript required
  • Displays modifiers, types, values, references, and more
  • Recursive detection
  • Foldable arrays and objects with indentation display
  • Lightweight codebase


VarDump is available through Packagist and the repository source is at chevere/var-dump.

composer require --dev chevere/var-dump

Quick start

  • Use vd to dump information about any variable (replaces var_dump and dump)
  • Use vdd to do the same as vd and die(0) (replaces dd)
vd($myVar); // var dump
vdd($myVar); // var dump and die


HTML demo dark

HTML demo light


Documentation is available at


Copyright Rodolfo Berrios A.

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