NodeUnit Debugging

In my previous post, I talked about debugging Node.js applications. We use nodeunit to unit test our Node.js scripts and it’s useful to be able to debug those nodeunit tests as well.

So how do you do that? It’s quite simple. You follow the instructions in my previous post except instead of pointing the debugger to a Node.js script, you point to your nodeunit instance and then you point to your test.

For example, if nodeunit is installed under node_modules and your test is under test folder, here’s how you’d debug that using node-inspector:

node --debug-brk node_modules/nodeunit/bin/nodeunit test/myDummyTest.t.js

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