“The DebugKit for CakePHP 3.0 comes with an updated functionality and a fresh design besides updated visuals like Cache panel, ORM auto model warnings etc., to make debugging easy for CakePHP developers. The updates have been done to counter the issues related to CSS, HTML etc., thus also providing a modified architecture for the DebugKit.”
The core purpose of DebugKit is to provide a debugging toolbar and superior debugging tools for CakePHP apps. There have been several version releases of the DebugKit according to the different versions of CakePHP. The latest one being the DebugKit for CakePHP 3.0. During the CakeFest 2014, DebugKit was upgraded to CakePHP 3.0.
Considering the changes that were made, it can be said that it involved more re-write and re-design that actually upgrade. Its not just that DebugKit functionality has been updated for 3.0, its visual design has also got a new life. Various features of the updated visuals DebugKit include Cache panel, ORM auto model warnings and summary data. Definitely, all these updates will make debugging a lot easier for professionals offering CakePHP development services.
Basically, the upgrades were done to counter following issues -
All of these issues have been taken care of by re-designing the way DebugKit interacts with an app and the way in which it stores the data. A prototype was hacked to ensure that iframe messaging can be employed for toolbar resizing purpose. As the panels loaded slowly, a semi-transparent place was required for storing the data; and SQLite served the purpose perfectly. All these changes made DebugKit for CakePHP 3.0 have following architecture -