Lorna is a PHP consultant and author based “over the hills” in Leeds. Her books include “PHP Master” and “PHP Web APIs”, and she loves to write for other outlets such as netmagazine and her own blog http://www.lornajane.net. Lorna has spoken at events around the world on technical topics around PHP and APIs, regularly delivers technical training sessions and is also active as a mentor with PHPWomen.org. In her spare time, she leads the joind.in open source project, which provides a platform for real-time, public feedback at community events.
In this world where we have moved beyond web pages and build ever-more asynchronous applications, often things that go wrong result in errors we can’t see. This session will give a very technical overview of HTTP and how to inspect your application’s communications, whether on the web or on a mobile device. Using Curl, Wireshark and Charles, we can quickly and painlessly identify where the problem exists, without spending a lot of time making changes to our application to identify a problem. Whether you’re debugging a backend API, an ajax request or an unexpected timeout, these are the tools you will want to have at hand.