Manages DevTools with Node V8 Inspector (node --inspect) Debugging Workflow
By installing you are agreeing to:
This Chrome Extension streamlines your Node.js development cycle when using Chrome DevTools.
NiM provides extended capabilities even compared with the new chrome://inspect option. Check out what Paul Irish of the Google Chrome team wrote about NiM... https://twitter.com/june07t/status/861664828909264896.
NiM manages the Chrome DevTools window/tab life-cycle leaving you with more ability to focus on what matters... debugging your code. You no longer need to copy/paste DevTools URL's or continue opening/closing tabs/windows.
NiM automatically detects the URL that is generated when running node (locally or remotely) with --inspect option. NiM provides you with the option of automatically opening and closing Chrome DevTools in a tab or window. Just toggle the Manual/Auto setting and then start a debugging session. DevTools will open either on clicking the "Open DevTools" button or after the specified timeout period. If set to auto close, once you end your debugging session, DevTools will close automatically.
Use in 2 easy steps:
2. Run node with --inspect flag (i.e. node --inspect hello.js)
- Manage and monitor Node Diagnostics and Reports
- Manage and monitor local and remote debugging sessions
- Manual or automatic control of DevTools interface
- Open DevTools in a new tab or window
- Make DevTools focused or inactive on start
- Customize duration between v8 Inspector probes
- Auto-save settings
- Set custom DevTools bundle
- Debug node processes launched by VSCode
Note: By it's nature this extension requires permissions which
"Read and change all your data on the websites you visit"
Further to better serve and understand my user base the following permission is asked
"Know your email address"
The following URL will provide what I feel to be an informed viewpoint on the whole matter of permissions: https://palant.de/2016/07/02/why-mozilla-shouldn-t-copy-chrome-s-permission-prompt-for-extensions
No information will ever be shared with 3rd parties. Further the source is open and available on GitHub. However should you still prefer it, a version is available which does not require sharing your email address: https://june07.com/NiM11. I will maintain the code (bug fixes), however feature additions will only be made to this branch. Please feel free to reach out to me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other concerns as I am open to discussion. Should any policies change there will be notice given of such changes.
At the time of writing, the v8 --inspect option is fairly new. See https://nodejs.org/api/debugger.html#debugger_v8_inspector_integration_for_node_js for additional details on the option.d
If you enjoy using NiM please give us a 5 star rating and/or a G+1. Any and all feedback is encouraged and welcome. email@example.com Thank you in advance.
This project is open source and available at https://github.com/june07/NiM.