I'm currently developing an extension to a hook which already exists in a plugin. The problem is that this function usually is called by WP-Cron and doesn't get called that often.
What is an smart way to develop and debug such a thing? It's hard to 'cause' this event every time and then check what will happen.
Ideally I want to manually call this event and then develop, without of course having to (manually) call the whole stack of functions.
I'm (of course) developing on a local machine (Linux), so programs that might help ( I'm thinking about eclipse maybe? ) are welcome as well