Debugger? What?

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    I don't really know any other way tbh, I'm all self-taught. :/
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    @Navigatr you must be strong
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    I once programmed a microcontroller that didn't support using breakpoints. So every time I wanted to see the value of a variable I inserted while(1); and recompiled the whole project.
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    I used the chrome debugger for the first time today, because I usually also just console.log and recompile, but I have to say: It's really nice, just hover your mouse over a variable and see the value. What else would you want 😊
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    I once programmed homebrew for the playstation portable and the only way to test was to copy the program to a memory card and run it on the device ^^
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    @Navigatr you don't know how to use a debugger? O.o

    Dude, get to it, being self-taught is not an excuse for that
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    Graphic debuggers are for people who can't use the printf debugger, and the printf debugger is for people who can't read the code. :-)
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    @Navigatr What language do you use? Choose a good IDE. It makes your life longer.
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    @andros705 If you're using PHP, you have worries other than a non-existent proper debugger
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    @devTea I'm not sure what you mean by that. :/

    @Krokoklemme I never had anyone teach me what to use and how to use it. 8I I don't even know if I'm structuring my code right or commenting properly or anything. :(

    @BurgerBurglar Primarily Python, so there's not much of an IDE needed afaik? I mean, I do use Atom with a bunch of plugins and what not, as well as IDLE occasionally more for quickly trying out specific functions and such, but I don't know how much that counts. The hardest part is not knowing how much it is that I don't know. :(
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    is the way to go.
    just make sure you don't commit n ship it (kind of an awkward situation) :'D
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    I am creating my own compiler for my programming language, and so far, no debugging, although I have printing kinda sorted out. So, yeah, no alternative. For some deep shit I have used gdb and stepped through assembly, but it is just so much harder.
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    @Marl3x Now guess why I am using Visual Studio.
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