I'm trying to debug my nodejs app using node-inspector. But Google Chrome doesn't show the code.
I'm using the following,
Node.js : v0.10.26
Express : 4.0.0
Node Inspector : v0.7.3
Google Chrome version : 34.0.1847.131
This is what I'm doing to start the debugger..
Node Inspector v0.7.3
Visit http://127.0.0.1:8080/debug?port=5858 to start debugging.
$ node --debug app.js
debugger listening on port 5858
Try to run
node --debug-brk app.js instead of just
--debug. Your application may not be pausing before node inspector hooks into the node process. Using
--debug-brk will force node to break on the first line of your app and wait for a debugger to attach to the process. Loading the node-inspector web interface is what causes node-inspector to attach to your node process; that's why you include the node debug port in the query string (localhost:8080/debug?port=5858). You're telling node-inspector what port it should reach out and attach to.
Here's an animated gif I put together showing a complete install and run of node-inspector.
In the gif I use the
--debug flag because I'm not debugging any code that runs right at startup. I'm debugging inside a request handler, which only fires when the page is requested. Thus, refreshing the page causes node-inspector to break on that line.
I also put together a 15 minute YouTube tutorial a while ago.
I hope that helps!