Debugging resources being used by your script has always been a pain, and many developers have come up with their own libraries to handle the process. Ryan Campbell has his own entry in the category - the PHP Quick Profiler.
In our company, code reviews play an integral part in the development process for making quality software. We opt for a mentor style approach with Wufoo, where a developer works on a segment for a period of time and then passes it up to a more experienced developer for review.
[...] To reduce this repetition of checking the same requirements over and over], we invested some time creating something we’ve called the PHP Quick Profiler—we call it PQP for short. It’s a small tool (think Firebug for PHP) to provide profiling and debugging related information to developers without needing them to add a lot of programmatic overhead to their code.
The post gives several screenshots of the tool in action and code to get you up and running quickly. The Profiler can keep track of memory usage, "runaway" includes, execution time and database activity. There's also an online demo so you can try it out yourself.
Here's the link to the latest version's download.