Wings of Fire - Agni ki Udan

'Agni ki Udan' is the autobiography of Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. This is a wonderful book for the professionals who want to read some literature to have a direction in their profession, and in the life that how to utilize their knowledge and skills for social good and the country and for the Organization for which they are working. He is among one of few great scientist who have devoted their whole life for the progress of science and technology in country. Dr Kalam has shared their experience in this book which may not be able to describe his complete personality, however gives us a brief about him

  • As an innocent boy in the streets of 'Rameshwaram Ji', who has lived a simple life with his religious and simple family, 
  • As a student in college who came from a small town and left his home first time for studies; and then left an everlasting impression on many teachers with his sincerity, 
  • As an graduate engineer who had a dream job in mind however landed at some different job and still made a enourmous contribution everywhere with his passion, dedication and commitment to the work, 
  • As a true follower of Gurus like Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Dr Satish Dhawan, Dr Brahm Prakash, who has followed his seniors with utmost faith and respect and hence manage to change the future of country with their guidance and his efforts, 
  • As an amazing scientist who learnt from each experience and used all of his amazing intellectual power for his country without ever thinking for earning money outside the India, 
  • As a true and caring leader during PLSV and Indian Missile programme who has motivated a big big group of people across the institutions to work like a team with a single and defined mission in mind, 
  • And moreover as a good human being whose only mission was to do good for his country and even now is contributing to welfare of society in whatever mean he can do. 

How to Configure PHP Project in Eclipse for Debug Mode

Eclipse is very important tool for any developer, all due to the vast library of open source and freely available plug-ins which provides almost every required facility for development environment.

Now if we are using Eclipse, then ‘debug’ mode in Eclipse is a very useful tool to debug the code. Putting prints in the code and tracking the print-outs on the server console is very tedious job. So here we are explaining; how we can configure Eclipse and PHP web server to enable debugging of PHP applications in Eclipse using XDebug (

As PHP code runs on web server, so that means, debugging can be performed only on server. So we put the debugging information in PHP code file using eclipse in IDE, however we need to install XDebug on web server for actual debugging. XDebug will sit on the server, and will generate the required debugging information like variable dump, stack traces etc and put all of this information for public use on a specific port of the server. Now any application can access this debug information by sending request to server on this port.

Eclipse works on same concept for showing debugging information for PHP application. It connects to the web server on given port, and fetches the debug information to show in a user friendly way with its UI. So to configure the debug mode in Eclipse, we need to configure XDebug on web server and also need to configure the eclipse for XDebug properties. Configuration steps are as following: