I wasn't sure if this better belonged here or the editors forum, so if this should be elsewhere, I hope an admin can move it for me.
I finally decided to start using Xdebug, as I read up about it's great merits for debugging over just dumping out variables. Unfortunately, of course my forie into something new failed from the get go. I'm developing on an Ubuntu 14 VirtualBox, and looking at phpinfo, xdebug was already installed and setup, though none of the configs were in php.ini. As I develop on Atom, I found a StackOverflow answer on setting up xdebug and atom. Unfortunately, when I started using it, though after some problem solving I can get the debug pane to come up and says it's listening to my VM, adding a breakpoint doesn't actually pause my app; everything runs as if I did nothing.
Unfortunately, I can't tell if I setup xdebug incorrect, if it's not working correctly, something's wrong with my Atom setup, or I'm just not understanding xdebug in general. I'm hoping someone more experienced can help me get on my feet for what looks like an awesome tool