Clickable stack traces with PHP Xdebug and Sublime Text (other editors/IDEs are available)

Have a look at this. Ugly, isn’t it? But so so useful.

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Installing ImageMagick on MacPorts and imagick on PECL

Over the last few hours I’ve installed ImageMagick on MacPorts (super easy), and imagick on PECL (not so much). Xentek‘s post on ImageMagick and imagick was a great help, and got me past the first brick wall I hit (passing in the ImageMagick prefix to prevent it complaining about Wand-config)… but then I couldn’t get the darned extension installed. Anyway, here’s the steps I went through, and if anyone has any suggestions for improvements I’m all ears. Continue reading Installing ImageMagick on MacPorts and imagick on PECL

PHP error logs with MacPorts on OSX

I’ve recently had to switch laptops while my main machine is in for repair (again), and this has reminded me of an issue I seem to encounter with MacPorts PHP. I make extensive use of the PHP function error_log during development, to track variables and ensure that things within the code are as I expect.

Maybe it’s me, but MacPorts PHP seems to have an issue writing to an error log unless you do some quick configuration. So, as this blog is meant to function partly as my outboard brain, here’s what I had to do. (Some of this gleaned from patient advice given by Ryan, the MacPorts PHP maintainer, on a misguided bug report I filed.) Continue reading PHP error logs with MacPorts on OSX