- Why does xdebug crash apache on every XAMPP install I’ve tried? on Stackoverflow
- http://bugs.xdebug.org/view.php?id=410 on XDebug's own bug tracker
When our website got hacked as mentioned in an earlier post, the migration from Joomla 1.0.x to 1.5.x would have been a lot more easier with a properly setup development environment.
The good news xdebug v2.1.0 release on 2010-06-29 has been working a lot more stable for me. Although still crashes a lot, way more than what I am use to on the Java platform, it manages to hold up for most of the time in order for me to inspect the code and runtime variable to get a good sense of what is going on. Good thing is the current website is still fairly stateless and I could get back to the page or state I want to debug fairly quickly after a crash.
Perhaps this why there is still a lot of debate on whehter PHP is ready for the enterprise. I hate to be working on an issue deep inside a complicated workflow on a PHP platform!