Make sure you are using VS Code (not VS). The two are completely different.

When you are using the debug option you are running the code within VS - it prompts you to create a profile to describe how it should launch the application (i.e. which module to run). You don't need a browser for debugging. You only need that if your application is a browser-based application, so you would use the browser to interact with your app.

You'd be much better off following a VS Code debugging tutorial than asking on here.

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Hi

sorry but I have some difficulties to understand how VS debugger works ;

- i open the source in VS

- start debug in VS

- then i have to start the app with node ($ node index) ?

- then i have to open in browser my ?


sorry but don't undesrtand how to use/run it ..

can some one help me suggesting sone stesp by step link

Thanks in advance

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We also use VS Code for debugging. It is a very easy debugging environment.

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From: OpenSource [mailto:opensource-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kevin Turner
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Subject: Re: [IBMiOSS] How to debug NodeJs ?

I use VS code for debugging because our stuff is generally platform agnostic. We also use winston for logging - so you can output debug logs when running in debug mode that don't clutter logs in prod mode.


[https://www.netcracker.com/assets/img/netcracker-social-final.png] ƕ On 20 Jul 2017, at 16:34, Aaron Bartell <aaronbartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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Hi John,

Debugging Node.js can be done in a variety of fashions. Here's what I
currently do...

- REPL. The Node.js REPL is great for quickly testing smaller chunks
of code in PASE. I use this frequently to test my iterations of
formulating the correct parm lists for calling RPG programs.

- console.log(). Not ideal, but it works.

- If the code is platform agnostic then you can use the VSCode step
debugger (note this will eventually work for Node.js in PASE once IBM
addresses the node-inspector issue).

- Certain web frameworks have debug output capabilities while in
development mode. For example, ExpressJs debugging
<https://expressjs.com/en/guide/debugging.html>.

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On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 12:35 PM, john art <jhon_art@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


if node-inspecto don't work (if i wel understand) , how can i debug
nodeJs ?

Thanks in advance

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