Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM)

Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM)

Manages DevTools with Node V8 Inspector (node --inspect) Debugging Workflow

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What is Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM)?

Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) is an Edge extension that simplifies your Node.js development cycle when using Edge DevTools. The tech-tool manages the Edge DevTools window, automatically detects the URL generated when running node with --inspect, allows for customizations, and ensures you focus on debugging your code. It also allows for management and monitoring of local and remote debugging sessions.

By: June07
Users: 8,170 ▲ 20
Rating: 5.00 (3)
Version: 2.8.1 (Last updated: 2021-12-15)
Creation date: 2021-12-15
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 1.06M
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Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM)
Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) (v2.8.1)
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This Microsoft Extension streamlines your Node.js development cycle when using Edge DevTools.

NiM provides extended capabilities even compared with the new edge://inspect option. Check out what Paul Irish of Google wrote about NiM...

NiM manages the Edge DevTools window/tab life-cycle leaving you with more ability to focus on what matters... debugging your code. You no longer need to copy/paste DevTools URL's or continue opening/closing tabs/windows.

NiM automatically detects the URL that is generated when running node (locally or remotely) with --inspect option. NiM provides you with the option of automatically opening and closing Edge DevTools in a tab or window. Just toggle the Manual/Auto setting and then start a debugging session. DevTools will open either on clicking the "Open DevTools" button or after the specified timeout period. If set to auto close, once you end your debugging session, DevTools will close automatically.


  • Manage and monitor local and remote debugging sessions
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User reviews
Very usefull Add-ons!
by Gomgom, 2021-09-08

good job
by Joseph, 2021-05-21
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Risk impact

Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Node.js V8 --inspector Manager (NiM) has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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