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Ruby (Rails application)

Below are two options for "live"-debugging Ruby code (i.e., while the application is running).


Install pry and set binding.pry breakpoints to debug your Ruby code. Pry should work independently of your IDE.

Visual Studio Code

If you're using the Visual Studio Code IDE, you can use it's visual / GUI debugger. The configuration depends on your local setup, however, these instructions could help you get started.

In case debugging doesn't work yet, have a look at the following resources to fine-tune your configuration:

  1. Rubyide Debugger
  2. VSCode recipe for Ruby on Rails