Using an SSH tunnel to step debug through a firewall

In a previous post I covered how to set up PHP step debugging in Zend Studio. But if that doesn’t work there may be a firewall in between the server and the debugging client, or IDE, preventing the connection. Here is a possible way to get around that. Note: Of course there is no way to… Continue reading Using an SSH tunnel to step debug through a firewall

Setting up remote step debugging with Zend Studio

Recently I was helping someone set up step debugging of PHP in Zend Studio to debug a remote site, and had some difficulties. So I decided to create this post to remind me later, and perhaps help others get it set up. I was doing this on an Ubuntu laptop, so while menus may vary slightly… Continue reading Setting up remote step debugging with Zend Studio

PHPStorm and debugging IP issue

Recently I was helping someone troubleshoot an issue using PhpStorm and Zend Debugger. In this case Zend Studio was able to debug an application using Zend Debugger while PhpStorm was failing unless an SSH tunnel was used. The error received was: Host ‘127.0.1.1’ is not allowed to open debug sessions – please configure zend_debugger.allow_hosts in the ini file.Failed… Continue reading PHPStorm and debugging IP issue

Mirror mobile device screen to your computer

I needed to perform a demo of a tool where I would utilize my mobile device (phone) to perform an action, and it caused a reaction on my laptop.  However, part of the “WOW” factor is to mirror my mobile device screen onto my laptop so the viewer can see both the mobile device and… Continue reading Mirror mobile device screen to your computer

Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI

No matter what OS you’re cloning, using “dd” via command line will still work.  I personally tested while cloning a 1TB Ubuntu hard drive to a fancy new 1TB SSD. Backstory: I purchased a new Dell 7737 laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive, which turned out to be slower than watching paint dry compared to the old SSD I’d been… Continue reading Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI