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FirePHP requires two components, one on the server and one on the client, which communicate to transfer application-internal data using open Protocols. See Concepts for more information.

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of FirePHP (< 1.0) see here first.

1) FirePHP-compatible Client

There are big plans to bring FirePHP, or more specifically Insight, collected data to all kinds of clients. See Clients for more information.

Until this goal is reached the only available client that supports all FirePHP 1.0 features is DeveloperCompanion which is incubating the Insight system until it is ready for wider use.

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If Firebug is installed, messages may be routed to the Firebug Console.

All core features as previously provided by the FirePHP Firefox Extension are free to be used.

2) FirePHP Server Library

On the server, the FirePHP library is needed. It must be configured and included before any other application code runs.


See Download for complete information. This release: 1.0.0b1rc8

FirePHP ZIP Download Button FirePHP PHAR Download Button


There are three approaches to configure and include FirePHP:

  1. Traditional: FirePHPCore Just include FirePHPCore and you are ready to go. (DEPRECATED)
  2. Configure: constants Configure FirePHP via a few constants before including it.
  3. Configure: files Configure FirePHP via JSON files with complete control (PREFERRED)

A quick comparison:

Traditional: FirePHPCore Configure: constants Configure: files
Since FirePHP 0.1 1.0 1.0
Traditional FirePHP API
Insight API
Proxy support limited data
Lots of data
Built-in security
Advanced configuration
Seamless production deployment

Homepage: Sourcemint.com


Sourcemint is incomplete ALPHA technology and continuously evolving in sync with underlying and related projects. Production ready aspects will be documented and made available in time. Your Feedback is welcome and appreciated!


Sourcemint is one of the results of intense focus by Christoph Dorn over the past several years and continuous exploration throughout Christoph's interest in software development over the past 15+ years.

Sourcemint is the love child of one person guided by the voices of passionate developers at the top of their game who are leading the industry into a new era of software development.


Sourcemint is an integral part of Christoph's work intended to realize his dream of one global toolchain under which components may be arbitrarily combined into maintainable mission critical systems by providing an all-encompassing and organized package repository from which consistent and autonomic systems may be built.

Sourcemint provides an automated software building and integration service as well as an intelligent software delivery network to distribute built software to all deployed systems and Internet users.

This means an arbitrary (code, configuration, network, ...) change may be made to a software system which can then be automatically built, tested, distributed and deployed. Every change constitutes a completely new system made possible by the fact that changes, any changes, are cheap and fully tested in every way before going live.

Just imagine what this means in your daily work.


Automated software builds, continuous integration processes, streamlined issue trackers, community supported software, source control, online collaboration and automated cloud deployment have wet our appetite but hardly scratch the surface of what it actually means to have a completely automated production cycle from idea to delivery. The full potential is only realized once these separate solutions addressing different areas work together harmoniously.

What has been missing is new ways of looking at how to build software.


Christoph's work provides a new way to build software that is not necessarily new in the sense of ideas or technology but rather arrangement and timing. Christoph has through exploration and experimentation distilled current cutting edge technology, knowledge and wisdom into a toolchain platform called PINF available open source under the MIT license to realize a new breed of software.

Imagine software and systems that just work and are a pleasure to maintain.

Sourcemint is built entirely on PINF, as is all of Christoph's work, and can be used by any developer to tap into the power of the PINF approach to build open source or commercial libraries, frameworks, applications, systems and services.

Christoph's hope is that PINF and related projects will provide a foundation for developers to cooperate more widely and experiment with new ideas by eliminating some of the major constraints imposed by traditional toolchains. Traditional toolchains create systems that typically rot because they are practically impossible to refactor. We need a toolchain such as PINF which has refactorability designed into its core.

Let's create software that breathes with life and is in large part self-sustaining!


Join Christoph in his mission to help you, the developer, and help yourself by broadly applying the tools and approaches you know work to all of your work. Lean on PINF, your mind is begging you. Learn it, teach others, and let your inspiration soar!

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