Is there a debugger that I can use with php?

I'm looking for a debugger that I can use with Firefox.  It's a real pain to keep modifying the code to find a missing comma or a syntax error.  Is there a plugin?
Any ideas?
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Ray PaseurCommented:
With PHP or with Firefox?  PHP is a server-side language that generates HTML, CSS and JS documents for the (Firefox-like) browser.  If you're looking for a client-side debugger, consider using Google's Chrome Dev Tools.  Google 'em and you'll be very glad you did.

On the server side, you might consider Eclipse.  Some of my students like Komodo for its text-editor capabilities combined with its syntax checking.

You might want to take a look at this article.  It's about rapid application development through test-driven techniques.
Chris GralikeSpecialistCommented:
try aptana studio...

its a great php ide that will highlight errors directly when writing php. Best of all, its a free download ;-)

additionally its loaded with nice to have features that makes php coding a fun task again. (object explorer is an realy nice addition)

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10023Web site maintenance and designCommented:
How much php are you burden with?  When i saw your post...jetbrains  ...was my answer..try their trials...
php storm
They highlite just the type of syntax errors you are referring too...
I would like to get Ray's take on this..
and I agree with Chris aptana is good also
By the way I gain nothing from these recommendations...
breeze351Author Commented:
Sorry. I'm looking for a client side tool.
This is the closest you'll get client side

since at the client there is no php anymore - it has all been processed and no longer exists.
Chris GralikeSpecialistCommented:
Hi Breeze,

Maybe we misunderstood or misinterpret your question.
Could you post a screenshot of an error example you are trying to debug clientside?

10023Web site maintenance and designCommented:
You are looking for client i provided an IDE which integrates a client..I can't find any ide that will talk back to me like this ide...and quickly run within the client..
I have run against this ide and take my stand without prejudice
breeze351Author Commented:
The error I'm getting is:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/mrbreeze/public_html/chris/Walk_Map_Display.php on line 817

817 is a blank line at the end of the .php
Chris GralikeSpecialistCommented:
your not closing one of your codeblocks.

example where if or class isnt closed with bracket.

class foo {
     echo 'then';
Chris GralikeSpecialistCommented:
you actually do need an ide to debug this. it cant be done clientsided. youll only get the parsing error like the one in your post.


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