Debugging SQL commands in CakePHP

Feb 25 2011

I just don't get it - why is debugging with a real debugger such a black science in PHP?  You'd never see someone dump code to the screen in a C++ dev environment, yet based on what I've just seen while searching Google for some creative CakePHP techniques you'd never know that some PHP "developers" (no html tag that I'm aware of for 'air quotes'...) have an inkling that debuggers exist.