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Attaching IDE Debugger

CodeRunner can also be configured to allow debugging at the source code level in a JavaScript IDE/debugger. To configure your project for local debugging in IntelliJ IDEA/WebStorm:

  1. Click Edit Configurations... as shown below:
    edit-configuration

  2. On the top left of the Run/Debug Configurations dialog, click the + sign to add a new configuration.

  3. Choose Node.js (If you don't see it in the list you have to install Node.js plugin first):
    adding-node-js

  4. Name the new configuration "CodeRunner".

  5. IntelliJ IDEA/WebStorm should detect your node interpreter (most likely in /usr/local/bin/node).
  6. Under JavaScript file enter node_modules/backendless-coderunner/bin/coderunner. The complete configuration dialog should look as shown below:
    finished-config

  7. Click Apply, then OK.

To start the new debug configuration of CodeRunner, make sure it is selected in the configurations and click the debug icon:

run-debug-coderunner-js