A profiler is a tool which measures how some code consumes resources at run-time. It enables to find performance bottlenecks and understand the code's behavior.
Blackfire Profiler for PHP enables to profile applications during development, test, staging and production environments.
Deterministic profilers usually require to instrument manually the code that you want to profile. That usually rules out using them on production, as it will generate an overhead, slowing down the end-user experience. Many free tools also require to install multiple components in order to start profiling, and then display profiles in a user interface.
Blackfire makes developer's life easier:
On-demand profiling is great for ironing out a specific issue. But performance should be seen as a feature. It should be tested as such.
Blackfire offers a wide range of profiling automations and integrations, so that across deployements in production, or code iterations in testing, you can verify if your application performs as expected.
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