Become a Better Developer With Debugging Techniques for Drupal (and more!)

Feb 06, 2017

By Dustin Younse

What is debugging? Why should you bother with server side tools like the Devel suite, krumo, xdebug, or client side debugging using Firebug and LiveHTTPHeaders?

In this session we will give you a tour of useful debugging tools and techniques that can help you start to see into the inner workings of any version of Drupal, and give you a look behind the curtain at just what the browser is doing while the spinner spins.

While we all use and love Drupal, these techniques can apply to all web applications, whether they run PHP or not. A structured debugging approach narrows down problems, rather than using random changes and guesses, and can help you shut your laptop earlier on Friday, and enjoy your weekends!

And of course, the audience will have a chance to share any debugging tricks or war stories they have during a question and answer session at the end.

Audience Level:
Beginner (just starting, know basic terminology, content creation)
Intermediate (install and configure modules/themes)
Advanced (sysadmin, module developer)


Drupal 8
Drupal 7

Familarity with custom back end or front end coding in Drupal…

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.