1 minute

Working with Psysh

I previously mentioned Boris, a terrific REPL for PHP, and while Boris is a great and functional REPL, is not the only available. Psysh is actually more than a simple REPL it’s also an interactive debugger; which means you can say goodbye to the endless barrage of var_dump() and die() statements.

Published Apr 3, 2014 in
Scroll

I previously mentioned Boris, a terrific REPL for PHP, and while Boris is a great and functional REPL, is not the only available.

Psysh is actually more than a simple REPL it’s also an interactive debugger; which means you can say goodbye to the endless barrage of var_dump() and die() statements.

-=excerpt=-

But do we really need another REPL for PHP, well honestly we could probably get by with the solutions currently available however Psysh has an extremely interesting Ace under the sleeve, it can also function as a realtime debugger.

Regardless of the mode on which is running Psysh can offer a lot of information about our current application state and code. For example the PHP documentation is available by using the doc command:

We can also get more information about our current application objects and their properties:

Psysh has also been integrated with several popular frameworks like:

If you are looking for a powerful REPL to integrate with your PHP project, Psysh might the right tool for the job; with powerful features and an integrated debugger Psysh has a lot of value to offer to any project.

3 minutes

Hello Hack

Recently Facebook unveiled Hack, a new programming language that aims to provide developers with the tools to write and ship code quickly while catching errors on the fly.

Published Mar 23, 2014 in