Zend Debugger with Zend-Eclipse

I’ve been trying to get a php debugger for the last 2 days.

I ended up with xampp localhost-package and I’m pretty satisfied with it.
I just can’t get any debugging to work.

Initially I tried to install xDebug, as was suggested here.
But that tutorial seems to be outdated. I tried couple other forum thread tutorials but couldn’t get anything to work, with regards to xdebug. So abandoned xDebug and decided to stick with Zend because “it comes default” with xampp.

As far as I can tell, Zend Debugger doesn’t come default with Xampp, I tried debugging with Eclipse, through my localhost server and it doesn’t recognise the variables.

So I saw someone using a different version of Eclipse called “Zend Eclipse” and thought “surely that version has a default zend”. I don’t think it does, bugger if I know. I tried to “test” for zend debugger when creating a new debugging config and it says it’s not installed.

Can anyone point me in the right direction of how to actually get Zend Debugger to run with Eclipse and Xampp?


Just tell me what you prefer to use for php debugging.
At this point, I don’t care what I use, as long as it helps me debug my source code.

Thank you for your time.
Any help will be appreciated.


Source: eclipse

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