Opening the Black Box: Becoming a Better Developer Through Debugging

Dustin Younse

Trying to tame a modern, fully-featured web application like Drupal can be an exercise in frustration.

Why are you printing that piece of content there?
Why I seeing a negative integer instead of a string from this function?
What could that PDOException in my Watchdog log possibly mean?



In this session we will be going over useful debugging tools and techniques that can help you start to see into the inner workings of all versions of Drupal. You will be better prepared to start building truly custom features into your projects and you'll be able to remain calm when you get the ineveitable email that your site is showing the dreaded White Screen Of Death at 4:45pm on a Friday afternoon.