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Symfony’s VarDumper

The VarDumper component provides mechanisms for walking through any arbitrary PHP variable. Built on top, it provides a better dump() function that you can use instead of var_dump.


Bruno Skvorc wrote a nice article about it on Sitepoint.com.

Taylor Otwell, the creator of Laravel, announced VarDumper will be included by default in Laravel 5.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.