Debugging with JS Frameworks

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Cecelia Martinez

Developer Advocate

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// broken?

// broken?

:headdesk:

StackOverflow

DevTools

Developers spend up to half their time debugging and maintaining software.

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Debugging is a superpower 🦸🏽‍♀️

Debugging can help us better understand our application

Inspecting

  • Framework DevTools (Angular, React, Vue)
  • Browser DevTools (HTML, CSS)

Evaluating

  • Understanding the execution of code and how values change during execution
  • Live or time travel evaluation
  • Breakpoints
  • Console logs
  • Terminal evaluations

Debugging can help us better understand our frameworks

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Debugging can help us better understand patterns

TypeError: "x" is not a function
  • typo in function name

  • wrong prototype

  • variable is wrong type

  • Missed import

Patterns

  • Component Rendering
    • What triggers a render?
  • State
    • Multiple sources of truth
    • Accidental mutation
  • Error handling
    • Silent errors
    • Passing errors

Maybe the real treasure was the bugs we fixed along the way ✨

Embrace bugs intentionally with a learning mindset

Thank you!

@ceceliacreates

slides.com/ceceliamartinez/debugging-with-js-frameworks

Debugging with JS Frameworks

By Cecelia Martinez

Debugging with JS Frameworks

Developers spend half their time debugging, but often don't have an effective process or understanding of debugging tools. JS frameworks like React, Angular, and Vue add to the complexity of debugging. This talk will break down an approach for JS Framework debugging, including how to use tools effectively to identify common patterns of bugs. Regardless of what framework you use or your level of debugging experience, this talk will help you debug more confidently.

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