Debugging PowerServer Web applications

Sometimes a deployed application may not behave well although the original application does. In these situations, you can examine the execution results of the JavaScript code in the deployed application using PowerServer Debugger.

The usage of PowerServer Debugger is similar to that of PowerBuilder Debugger. You set breakpoints or watch variables in the PowerBuilder source code, same as in PowerBuilder Debugger. The main difference is that PowerServer Debugger runs the generated JavaScript code but not the PowerBuilder source code, and shows the execution results of the JavaScript code.

This chapter assumes that you are familiar with the functions of PowerBuilder Debugger; therefore it does not provide descriptions of common debugging features, but focuses on introducing the specialties of PowerServer Debugger. For common debugging features, refer to the Debugging an application section in the PowerBuilder User's Guide.