Debugging code is a critical part of software development, even for the best developers. There will be a time when you simply can't figure out what is wrong without running a debugger and related tools. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools available for NodeJS debugging – as there are with most languages.
I've already shown you how to use the basics of NodeJS' built in debugger, but not everyone likes the command line option. In this episode, I'll show you the basics of using Node Inspector – a browser based debugger for NodeJS. It uses the Blink developer tools – the tools built in to the Blink rendering engine that Google forked from Chrome – to give you a familiar environment in which you can debug NodeJS code.