[ TIPS ] How to debug easily when creating PDF files for web development.

Hello I think there’s a lot of work involved when a PDF file is created on a web site. Probably a PDF file is the best for publishing on the internet. If the users are going to share Adobe Illustrator files or haves files to print, perhaps they’ll have to use the PDF format every time. Of course there’s a lot of similar work recently, but it’s very hard to debug a PDF file which was created with the client’s server development. Usually the developer has 3 methods for developing PDF files.


(1) Using print debug. You have to concentrate on seeing numbers and characters.

This is an easy way to debug the program code for the developer. However,  you won’t be able to recognize the actual PDF file if you finish writing the final code until the end.

(2) Debugging the code while creating a log file on the server

You can confirm the variable live but it’s not realistic. You have to check the log file every time you debug. This method is troublesome.

(3) Using an authentic debugger.

If you can install the authentic debugger, you can debug efficiently, but you have to install the debugger software to your server and you might not be able to install it depending on the environment. Usually you can not install a specific software to the client’s server.


■Tentatively develop the code efficiently.

Let’s try using edump. You can use it easily since it’s at the same level as “print debug”.

http://www.edump.net/

You’ll be able to debug codes efficiently if you use edump and you won’t need to install any additional software to your server. You can prepare this authentic environment using your browser’s extension also as well as confirm various variables with the actual PDF file so it’s efficient in debugging.

Web developing is easy but sometimes you’ll encounter some difficulties. Every situation depends on the server’s environment. You have to select the most efficient environment with your programming language every time.

The plugin for WordPress has been upgraded.

The plugin for WordPress has been upgraded recently. Its version is 1.0.1 now. The user can arrange the settings depending on the situation. And this version has been equipped with a “JavaScript” module also. You can choose to use these features on the administration panel. It’s convenient when you are developing plugins and themes using the language of JavaScript.  We hope to improve the user’s development environment every time.

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“_v” which is the main function of edump has been equipped with a feature that can receive variable arguments.

“_v” is the main function on edump, so usually the users use this for debugging every time. Recently this function, “_v” has been equipped with a feature which can receive variable arguments. The users will be able to send some messages at the same time. For example

■Previously( 1 argument only)

_v($value);

■Currently

_v($val1, $val2, $val3);

Of course the user can utilize this feature on the 4 languages: PHP, JavaScript, Ruby and Python. Probably this feature will be able to contribute to your program’s development efficiently.

Largely accessing edump will be prevented.

Recently edump has been equipped with a new feature which prevents it from being accessed by unauthorized and malicious websites. This feature can recognize specific malicious access and users on the system so edump will still be able to run the service for their users if bad users try malicious access. We want to provide safe and quality service for our users every time so we will improve edump again and again.

WordPress Plugin has been released

A plugin of edump for WordPress has been released recently. This is a beta version but probably there’s no problem. After installing it, You can confirm the circumstances of development on your WordPress via edump’s viewer. Usually we can not recognize some issues of WordPress in the production stage, However, this plugin will be able to show the information of development. If you have some trouble with WordPress or making themes for WordPress, this plugin will help you.

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Viewing speed has been increased.

edump’s viewer can handle huge data but sometimes it’s loading speed is a little slow. We addressed this issue recently. edump’s viewer has been equipped with data compression technology during communication with edump’s server and edump’s viewer. As a result, the viewer’s loading speed increased, and users can use edump comfortably. We are going to try improving the performance of edump every time.

edump’s viewer has been equipped with a label which shows the maximum data count.

Recently edump’s viewer has been equipped with a label which shows the maximum data count. Up until now, this viewer has not been able to show the specific data count, but from now on, the users can recognize that point by seeing this red label which says “Maximum Data!”. Of course edump’s viewer can not show unlimited data which means the screen will be unable to display messages over 5,000 objects. edump is preventing a crash in the system from huge data by using this feature. We hope to improve our user’s environment every time.

edump has been equipped with a feature that allows users to search for data using easy keywords

Recently edump’s viewer got a new feature that allows users to search for data using easy keywords. Please look at the bottom left corner. This viewer has been equipped with a small text box. When you type some words there, edump’s viewer will search for a specific record on the window. If you have a lot of data on edump’s window, this feature will help you find what you need. We hope to improve your development environment.