Pass in your variables to console.log as parameters to make them navigable
I was helping a co-worker debug a JSON issue when I saw he was trying to use
console.log. I asked how he was passing it in and he was doing exactly what you'd think should work:
// result = some JSON object console.log("Returned data: " + result);
He was seeing:
Returned data: [Object object]
He was wondering how he could stringify the result. You could do that, I said, but I have a useful tip!
Try doing this instead:
console.log("Returned data: ", result);
And voila, the console will not try to
.toString() your object and it will be navigable:
Clicking the object link will let you view its properties.
I always thought this was a useful and not very well known feature of
console.log so hopefully that might assist you in debugging!