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Chrome DevTools: Live edit running Node.js code with hotswapping

Last updated: 19th July 2020
Live edit running Node.js code with hotswapping

DevTools now has native Node.js debugging.

One powerful feature is the ability to live-edit already running code in a Node.js execution context, this is sometimes referred to as 'hotswapping'.

You can enable the Node.js debugging experiment in DevTools and then run this command in your terminal:

node --inspect index.js

DevTools will automatically start displaying your logs. While this feature is still in development, with live edit and console logging, there may be less of a reason to watch your terminal during development.

Note: I'm using Node.js 7.0 and Canary 56.

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