Update Feb 2011
But a couple of things you should know if you are using a Mac. This simply summarizes the main tasks you need to do and does not describe in detail how you setup your debugger etc. I have also switched my IDE to Netbeans as it appears a more stable and quicker environment for PHP. I have been an Eclipse Java developer since the inception of Eclipse, but I thought you may find this note interesting in regards to Netbeans.
- Download your XDebug so files from http://code.activestate.com/komodo/remotedebugging/ and not from the XDebug site
- Use the phpinfo to see if XDebug is installed in the XDebug section of the page
- Make sure your PHP ini file has the following entries where zend_extension points to the xdebug.so you downloaded from Komodo: