Node.js V8 Inspector

Node.js V8 Inspector

Extension for launching V8 Inspector for Node.js debugging

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What is Node.js V8 Inspector?

Node.js V8 Inspector is a Chrome extension by Continuation Labs. This extension has 2,000 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.78, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 9 months ago. The latest version, 0.12.0, was updated 6 years ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-06-29
Stats date:
Users: 2,000
Rating: 3.78 (18)
Version: 0.12.0 (Last updated: 2017-02-07)
Creation date: 2017-02-07
Manifest version: 2
  • http://*/
  • storage
  • notifications
Size: 40.55K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Node.js V8 Inspector is a Chrome extension for attaching DevTools to running Node.js applications (requires Node v6.3.0). After installing this extension, debug your application using the following steps:

1. Run a Node.js application with the --inspect command line flag.
2. Open the node-v8-inspector extension in Chrome.
3. Verify that host and port match your application's host and debug port. The default value is 9229, the same default used by Node.js. The host defaults to localhost.
4. Press Launch V8 Inspector button.
5. Debug your application.
6. Profit (optional).

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Risk impact

Node.js V8 Inspector requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

Node.js V8 Inspector may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
Thanks for the extension! Very helpful for node.js developers!
by Edward Diehl Edward Diehl, 2017-06-17

I'm recently coming to understand that Node 6.x and 7.x use very different debuggers and some combination of the older debugger, chrome and devtools are such that things are largely broken if you try to use this with Node 6.x (LTS). I think that's why my experience with this was poor. I have not tried with Node 7.x though.
by Michael Richardson Michael Richardson, 2017-05-17

Have no file tree if open inspector through the extension.
by Ilia Baryshnikov Ilia Baryshnikov, 2016-11-10
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