Lots of folks get confused on where and how to begin with Xdebug. This video, first in a series, shows you how to setup PHP and Xdebug on a Windows XP box, what to files to configure, and what to look for to tell you if Xdebug is working.
- dump phpinfo to the screen, note version and copy the path to the php.ini file to the clipboard.
- download xdebug for your php version and save the dll file into your apache/modules folder
- update php.ini, be sure the php_xdebug.dll extension is off, add a path to the new dll, add some xdebug params
- restart apache
- reload the phpinfo screen looking for the "with xdebug" text in the logo box