Dump debugging data into a browser tab

v1.0.1 2020-09-07 06:52 UTC

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Last update: 2020-10-07 07:02:04 UTC


This package allows for debugging PHP variables in a browser tab.

Through Symfony VarDumper, debugging data is written to a log file. Browsersync is set up to watch the log file, and when it does your browser tab will reload the contents of a PHP file that includes the log file.

If you don't have Gulp or Browsersync:

cd /your/project/path
npm install --global gulp-cli
npm install --global browser-sync

You need to integrate Browsersync. I use Gulp, so the following is integrated into my Gulpfile.js:

const host = ''; // Change this to your domain name
const vndr = 'vendor/src/'

const gulp = require('gulp'); 
const bs   = require('browser-sync').create();

gulp.task('dumplog', function() {
        files: [vndr + 'dumpLog.txt'],
        proxy: host + '/' + vndr + 'dumpLog.php?vndr=' + encodeURIComponent(vndr)

Load the debugger in your PHP, right after including composer's autoloader:

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
new \Skunkbad\Debugger\DebugToBrowserTab;

start Browsersync:

cd /your/project/path
gulp dumplog

While working in PHP, use the dump function to send debugging data to the browser tab:

dump( $foo );