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Discussion on: Stop only using console.log and use the built-in node debugger

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Tom Holloway 🏕 Author

Indeed, another common method I've used for years is just add a number of debug statements and control the level of debug logs with DEBUG=pattern*. Helps for when you need a quick overview of what's happening over time without wanting to step into things. This post is mainly referencing the uncommonly used chrome debugger for nodejs backend code that is available.

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Good points, DEBUG=pattern* has occasionally also worked for me, or putting breakpoints at specific places rather than trying to step into things.