Your code might contain syntax errors, or logical errors, that are difficult to diagnose.
Searching for errors in programming code is called code debugging.
Debugging is not easy. But fortunately, all modern browsers have a built-in debugger.
Built-in debuggers can be turned on and off, forcing errors to be reported to the user.
With a debugger, you can also set breakpoints (places where code execution can be stopped), and examine variables while the code is executing.
Normally, otherwise follow the steps at the bottom of this page, you activate debugging in your browser with the F12 key, and select "Console" in the debugger menu.
The console.log() Method
After examining values, you can resume the execution of code (typically with a play button).
The debugger Keyword
This has the same function as setting a breakpoint in the debugger.
If no debugging is available, the debugger statement has no effect.
With the debugger turned on, this code will stop executing before it executes the third line.
Major Browsers' Debugging Tools
Normally, you activate debugging in your browser with F12, and select "Console" in the debugger menu.
Otherwise follow these steps:
Did You Know?
Debugging is the process of testing, finding, and reducing bugs (errors) in computer programs. The first known computer bug was a real bug (an insect) stuck in the electronics.