Exceptional Exceptions: Cleverly throwing Exceptions in PHP

TIL, from the Engagor Clarabridge Development Blog: When creating an \Exception in PHP (including your own extended classes), you can pass in a fourth argument named $previous. It defines the previous \Exception used for exception chaining, leaving you with better errors for debugging: try { $this->doSomeImportantStuffWith($foo); } catch (VeryDescriptiveException $e) { // do some stuff […]

LogRocket: Logging and Session Replay for JavaScript Apps

LogRocket is a front-end logging tool that lets you replay problems as if they happened in your own browser. Instead of guessing why errors happen, or asking users for screenshots and log dumps, LogRocket lets you replay the session to quickly understand what went wrong. It works perfectly with any app, regardless of framework, and […]

Debugging Node.js using the Chrome DevTools

With Chrome 57+, the Node.js debugging feature is enabled by default. To start debugging, run your Node.js application [using Node 6.4+] with the –inspect flag. Like so: $ node –inspect <your_file>.js Open the outputted URL or visit chrome://inspect/ to open dedicated DevTools for Node to start debugging 🙂 Debugging Node.js with Google Chrome →

Node debugging with TraceGL

TraceGL transforms your JavaScript, injecting monitoring code that produces a log of everything that happens. This log is streamed from the target – via the traceGL node.js process – to the UI for visualisation. The UI tries to display the resulting huge amount of information fast, and uses webGL to render everything. In the video […]