Debugging Application

Start application on local command lines

If the installed Pandora.js is installed globally, use the following command(if there is a start parameter, as with the start command).

pandora dev

If it was installed within the project:

add(or update) field script in package.json. Making the following changes to package.json:

  "script": {
      "dev": "pandora dev",

Then run npm run dev to start the application locally.


Execute the following commands:

pandora dev --inspect

View command line output, similar to the following:

Debugger listening on ws://
For help see

Use the node-Inspector, chrome devtools, and other tools to connect to the related ports for debugging. In this example, you need to connect to

IDE:Debugging in WebStorm(or other IntelliJ's IDE)

Configure according to the following image:


Key Point:

  1. Working directory:fill with the project root directory
  2. JavaScript file:fill with Pandora.js bin file path
  3. If it's locally, that's ./node_modules/.bin/pandora
  4. If it's globally,you can find it by running type pandora in the command line.
  5. Application parameters:fill with dev

The above configuration is equivalent to running the pandora dev with WebStorm.

Attention:It depends on the WebStorm's feature - Node.js Multiprocess Debugging, too low version of WebStorm may have problems, Related Issue

Other IDE

If other IDE also supports the Node.js Multiprocess Debugging is also available, if not supported, let us know.

For now, other IDE can use pandora dev --inspect start application, then debugging with connecting the port(such as the Node.js Remote Debug in WebStorm).

In order to make other ide quickly debug, we are making a proxy for the Node.js debugging protocol.

Last Updated: 9/19/2018, 2:35:44 PM