Leveraging Console Logging for Effective Debugging in Web Development

For developers, the ability to monitor and track the flow of information within an application is vital during the development and debugging process. When encountering issues or seeking to understand the behaviour of certain variables in real-time, outputting information to the console can be a powerful tool.

One efficient way to achieve this is by creating a Client Action using JavaScript and the console log command. By incorporating the following code snippet:


Developers can display the desired information in the browser console. This simple yet effective approach allows for the immediate visualization of crucial data, providing insights into variable values and other relevant information as the application runs.

Moreover, this console logging technique can be readily integrated into various parts of the application, including other Client Actions or Screen Actions, ensuring the seamless tracking of pertinent information throughout the development lifecycle.

By harnessing the power of console logging, developers can efficiently identify and address potential issues, streamline the debugging process, and enhance the overall quality and performance of their web applications.

Note: Calls to this action should be removed once debugging is complete (or hidden behind a flag/site property) before going into production.

Jake Magro, OutSystems Developer, walks you through this process in this 2-minute video.

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