Debugging tip: Conditional breakpoints in IntelliJ platforms

Why not a simple breakpoint?

Often while developing tests you might want the debugger to pause only when a specific condition happens.

Conditional breakpoints to the rescue

To show this in action, I will assume a test program which given a number num determines if it is a prime or not and a simple test for this.


This is very useful and is available in all the IDE’s provided by Jetbrains. With this debugging feature, I can easily make the debugger stop at the condition that I can about, without changing the code/test data that’s feeding into the method. Go ahead try it, You will wonder how you even debugged earlier without this feature.


Conditional breakpoints in Pycharm



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