Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM)

Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM)

Manages DevTools with Node V8 Inspector (node --inspect) Debugging Workflow

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What is Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM)?

Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) is a Chrome extension designed to streamline the debugging process for Node.js using Chrome DevTools. It sets up automatic detection for local or remote node --inspect sessions and provides optional control of the DevTools interface. It also allows the opening of DevTools in a new tab or window to provide more developer flexibility. Additional features include the customization of v8 Inspector probes and settings auto-save.

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Rating: 4.48 (93)
Version: 2.8.1 (Last updated: 2021-12-16)
Creation date: 2020-06-06
Manifest version: 2
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  • notifications
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Size: 1.03M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM)
Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) (v2.8.1)
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PLEASE NOTE: Installing this via the Chrome Web Store does require the sharing of your email address with me (and only me). You are given notice of this via the webstore, but it's become and remains such an issue that I feel the need to make it OVER-abundantly clear. If you take issue with sharing your email address with me (mine is by the way) please, I implore you to clone/fork a copy yourself and change what you don't like about the code and/or use alternate solutions (none of which are as good as NiM, but call me biased). Further feel free to contact me directly and have a chat. Unlike the behemoths like Facebook, Google, Amazon that you probably (and without hesitation) share your email address with, I actually care about the concerns of the actual people who choose to use the code I wrote (~99%) and am responsible for. Here is the privacy policy that goes along with NiM Thank you so much.

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...

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.

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  • Easy to use
  • Automatically selects folder
  • Good alternative to paid solutions
  • Solves debugger not working issue
  • Useful for debugging network requests
  • Useful for routine actions with nodejs scripts
  • Resolves UUID change issue with inspector's URL
  • Simple add-on that resolves debugging headaches
  • Support for other tools like ClearScript
  • Great for developers working on remote servers
  • Automatically reopens devtools
  • Useful and powerful debugging tool
  • Notifications not being disabled in settings
  • Duplicates Node.JS DevTools tab multiple times
  • Requires 'Viewing my Email Address' permission
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  • Easy to use
  • Useful
  • Great job
  • Automatically reopens devtools
  • Powerful debugging tool
  • Love it
  • Thank you
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Risk impact

Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) if you trust the publisher.

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Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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