To put it simply,Â Krumo is a replacement forÂ
var_dump(). By definitionÂ Krumo is a debugging tool (initially forÂ PHP4/PHP5, now forÂ PHP5only), which displays structured information about anyÂ PHP variable.
A lot of developers useÂ
var_dump() in the means of debugging tools. Although they were intended to present human readble information about a variable, we can all agree that in general they are not.Â Krumo is an alternative: it does the same job, but it presents the information beautified using CSS and DHTML.
Except the collapsible DHTML tree built around the structure of the dumpedÂ PHPvariable, and the improved by the CSS looks,Â Krumo offers additional useful features.