PHP Developer Chrome Extensions


January 29th, 2014

Here is a list of my favorite chrome extensions that I use on a daily basis for various development tasks:

JSON Formatter

Chrome extension for printing JSON and JSONP nicely when you visit it ‘directly’ in a browser tab.


Beautifies your var_dumps and makes them easier for humans to comprehend. No pre tags and no libraries needed!


Extending Developer Tools with a new panel providing all kinds of information useful for debugging and profiling your PHP scripts, including information on request, headers, GET and POST data, cookies, session data, database queries, routes, visualisation of application runtime and more.

To see a video of this with Laravel check out Laracasts


Provides Chrome browser integration for the official LiveReload apps (Mac & Windows) and third-parties like guard-livereload and yeoman.

Did I miss your favorite? Share in the comments.

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Eric L. Barnes

Eric is the creator of Laravel News and has been covering Laravel since 2012.