Ignore what I wrote earlier and just read what Frank Lee says.
Thanks for the workaround!
I’ve never really used the debugging features of App Lab before. I’ve noticed in the past that when I click a specific line number, it turns purple (and now there’s a “pause” symbol - I’m pretty sure that’s new). Then when I run the program, the program pauses at that point. Is that similar to the functionality you’re looking for?
Wait…What?!! I had no idea that existed.
Is there a debugger/IDE how to video that I have missed? Seems like one is a good idea. For example I see my kids moving blocks one at a time. You can click and hold on an area that is not a block and drag a selection area. Having done that you can move a whole section of blocks. Another thing is the REPL. It is a very powerful debugging technique that we should be teaching from day one. Not to mention setting a breakpoint which I just now learned about.
Can we collaborate on a script then one of us or those code.org guys can make it?
Debugging using breakpoints is actually part of the curriculum. It is introduced in Unit 5 Lesson 11 Step 6.
I should have also pointed out that down in the bottom right you will see:
If you add a variable name to the list, you can watch the value of that variable change as your program runs:
I’m not sure is this is explained in current curriculum but it’s definitely part of the new curriculum for next year.
Excellent. I like the App Lab IDE. It has many modern features missing from Snap! and Scratch. I was somewhat distressed by the console.log debugging section when all this good stuff is available. I didn’t realize it was introduced later. Thank you.