‘debugging’ Videos

  • Gregg Franklin: Rubber Duck's and how they can help

    Gregg Franklin: Rubber Duck’s and how they can help

    WordCamp Riverside 2017Speaker: Gregg Franklin

    September 16, 2019 — What is rubber ducking? It’s a method of debugging code. The name is a reference to a story in the book The Pragmatic Programmer in which a programmer would carry around a rubber duck and debug their code by forcing themselves to explain it, line-by-line, to the duck. (A rubber duck will be provided to all attendee’s)

  • Brecht Ryckaert: Debugging WordPress

    Brecht Ryckaert: Debugging WordPress

    WordCamp Belfast 2018Speaker: Brecht Ryckaert

    April 16, 2019 — We’ve all been there at least once: all of the sudden you get a blank page, or worse, a 500-error.

    In this talk we’ll go over the step anyone can take to interpret the error, find more information about it, find the culprit and get it resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    We’ll look into the wp_debug function, error logging on the server, php settings and of course some common errors, their causes and the necessary fixes.

  • Cory Crowley: Better Debugging for Better Troubleshooting

    Cory Crowley: Better Debugging for Better Troubleshooting

    WordCamp Phoenix 2019Speaker: Cory Crowley

    March 7, 2019 — Whether you are supporting a WordPress plugin or a clients website, troubleshooting is key to resolving issues quickly. Debugging is a subset of troubleshooting that every developer needs to master. We will go over different debugging techniques and shortcuts that can lead you, as the developer, to discover and solve issues quickly. The better you are at this skill the happier will be your customers and clients.

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  • Nikola Mitrovic: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the WordPress debugging

    Nikola Mitrovic: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the WordPress debugging

    WordCamp Bratislava 2018Speaker: Nikola Mitrovic

    February 28, 2019 — The things that can help beginners debug the most common issues in WordPress that are not easily found on Codex. During this talk we will cover the essentials of WordPress troubleshooting, using real life examples and tips & tricks. This lecture is suitable for anyone who builds or manages WordPress websites. The goal is to provide the proper set of troubleshooting steps, so attendees can solve common problems on their own.

    Sharing my experience and giving advice that will save you a lot of time and headache in the future.

    My talk is mostly focused on steps that one should take to find and resolve the issues that are most common. I will be talking about White Screen of Death, Plugin conflicts, PHP memory limit, etc. (I will probably add more examples), but the focus will be on how to approach the issue and resolve it.

    Also, one part will be about useful tricks when migrating websites (and resolving the most common issues during the migration). That is a bit more advanced, but I will explain it in a way that regular WordPress user can understand. The idea is to help the average user tackle the possible migration issue without having to know technical stuff in depth.

  • Alex Bishop: Debugging WordPress with xDebug

    Alex Bishop: Debugging WordPress with xDebug

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speaker: Alex Bishop

    August 22, 2018 — You wouldn’t try and work out what’s wrong with your car engine by looking at the front bonnet.. so why debug your application from the outside when you can “pop the hood”?

    The xDebug extension for PHP offers some amazing tools for developers to both understand and debug problems in their applications, but is frequently passed over as its benefits, setup, and configuration are poorly understood.

    This talk aims to bring xDebug to the masses, discussing the setup of xDebug for a couple of local environments ( currently Local by FlyWheel, Laravel’s Homestead and Laravel’s Valet, though open to including more ‘WordPress’ environments like chassis ) and the configuration of your IDE ( VS Code / PHPStorm). Along with some demonstrations of how this method of working can help everyone take their development to the next level.

  • Brecht Ryckaert: Debugging WordPress

    Brecht Ryckaert: Debugging WordPress

    WordCamp Antwerp 2018Speaker: Brecht Ryckaert

    March 30, 2018 — We’ve all encountered the issue: a blank screen or worse, a 500 error on the server. How do you cope with this kind of issue, what do you do to find the culprit and resolve the error.

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  • Brecht Ryckaert: Debugging WordPress

    Brecht Ryckaert: Debugging WordPress

    WordCamp Noord-Nederland 2018Speaker: Brecht Ryckaert

    March 9, 2018 — “We’ve all been there at least once: all of the sudden you get a blank page, or worse, a 500-error. In this talk we’ll go over the step anyone can take to interpret the error, find more information about it, find the culprit and get it resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.
    We’ll look into the wp_debug function, error logging on the server, php settings and of course some common errors, their causes and the necessary fixes.”

  • Ivelina Dimova: Advanced debugging

    Ivelina Dimova: Advanced debugging

    WordCamp Zagreb 2017Speaker: Ivelina Dimova

    December 15, 2017 — As lead of the Ongoing Client Support at CrowdFavorite I’ve worked with lots of legacy code on different projects. This session covers some of the lessons we’ve learned in the process and tips how to deal with the most common issues faster and more effective. It also shows how the legacy code can be actually fun.

  • Ivelina Dimova: The Magic of Debugging Legacy Code

    Ivelina Dimova: The Magic of Debugging Legacy Code

    WordCamp Madrid 2017Speaker: Ivelina Dimova

    May 16, 2017 — As lead of the Ongoing Client Support at CrowdFavorite I’ve worked with lots of legacy code on different projects. This session covers some of the lessons we’ve learned in the process and tips how to deal with the most common issues faster and more effective. It also shows how the legacy code can be actually fun!

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  • Andrea Fuggetta: (Php)Storming WordPress – A Remote Debugging Experience

    Andrea Fuggetta: (Php)Storming WordPress – A Remote Debugging Experience

    WordCamp Cincinnati 2016Speaker: Andrea Fuggetta

    January 6, 2017 — As more developers move their environments to virtual machines, the need for a good debugging system grows. Amongst the myriad of options we are given, some exceed expectations and make this process as needed as it is easy to put in place.

    In this session, I will debug a complete WordPress installation on a Vagrant machine with PhpStorm, Google Chrome and Xdebug, step by step with real project examples so the audience can easily follow along throughout the session.

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