Kint – A Debugging Helper For PHP Apps

When debugging PHP code, var_dump(), print_r() and debug_backtrace() are usually our best friends.

Kint, an open source resource, is a zero-setup replacement that offers a better debugging experience.

Kint - PHP Debugger

It smartly detects the type of data being dumped displays tailored alternatives to otherwise hardly readable data.

The name of the variable, file, its line and the function wrapping it are all presented.

2 Comments
  1. Reply Kevin S September 7, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Who was first ?
    https://github.com/raveren/kint/ or https://github.com/raulfraile/Ladybug
    I use Ladybug daily and loving it, will give Kint a try.

  2. Reply raveren September 10, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    Author of Kint here.

    I’ve frankly never heard of LadyBug before, and kint is older but not by much:

    https://github.com/raulfraile/ladybug/commits/master?page=10

    http://code.google.com/p/kint/downloads/list?can=1&sort=releasedate&colspec=Filename%20ReleaseDate

    DO NOT download from the google code link, it’s been deprecated for years.

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