Chrome remote debugging on ios 6 (iphone 5)

Let’s dig into chrome remote debugging on ios 6 (iphone 5)

1. First of all we need to configure fiddler as a proxy
open fiddler->tools->fiddler options-> connections: set port to 8888, check “allow remote computers to connect” (google how to set up fiddler proxy for details)

2. configure iphone:
open command line on your desktop and type “ipconfig” to figure out your local ip
open settigns on iphone->wi-fi->current active network settings: scroll down, set proxy to manual and fill in proxy ip (ip from previous point and port 8888)

3. check that iphone is using your desktop as a proxy
just open any page in chrome on iphone and check fiddler out

4. install nodejs (click install here
check installation with the following commands:

node -v

I got something like – “v0.10.17”
then check that npm has been also installed

npm -v

I got something like 0 “1.3.8”

5. configure local server for files
e.g. we can add to hosts file “”
and set up new IIS site for this domain, so we got this page “” mapped on local env

6. configure local page – we need to add this script to our local page

<script src="http://mydomain:8080/target/target-script-min.js#anonymous"></script>

7. run weinre – run from console

weinre --boundHost

should respond something like “2013-08-26T13:31:58.109Z weinre: starting server at”

8. open debugger
open this link

9. open page on a mobile device – open page with weinre script –

10. check out desktop chrome with opened – this debugger should be attached to the page opened on iphone

11. Thats all

some helpful links:

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Mongoose aggregate with $group by nested field

Let’s say we have a collection in mongodb with document’s structure similar to this:

// schema on nodejs via mongoose:
var mongoose = require('mongoose')
    , Schema = mongoose.Schema
    , ObjectId = Schema.ObjectId;
var flatSchema = new Schema({
    _id: ObjectId,
    rentType: Number,
    price: Number,
    thumbnail: String,
    address: {
        country: String,
        city: String,
        street: String,
        district: Number
        // ... more fields
    // ... some more fields
}, { collection: 'flats'});
module.exports = mongoose.model('Flat', flatSchema);

and we need to get some items (that matched to some request) and then group all documents by “address.district” (nested field) and after this we also need to collect some stats – e.g. min and max price and flats count for each district.

Let’s do it with usage of Mongoose:

    // e.g. let's define request
    var rules = [{'': '1'}, {price: {$gte: 200}}];
    // and here are the grouping request:
        { $match: {$and: rules } },
            $project: {
                _id: 0, // let's remove bson id's from request's result
                price: 1, // we need this field
                district: '$address.district' // and let's turn the nested field into usual field (usual renaming)
            $group: {
                _id: '$district', // grouping key - group by field district
                minPrice: { $min: '$price'}, // we need some stats for each group (for each district)
                maxPrice: { $max: '$price'},
                flatsCount: { $sum: 1 }
    ], {}, callback);

First of all – it’s not possible to group by nested field, e.g. “address.district”, thats why we workarounded this by field’s renaming in $project.

Here is the list of interesting reading:

That was simple example of how to group something via mongoose on nodejs without usage of direct access to mongo’s db.collection.

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How to use mongoose with MongoDB in Node.js

Here is the example how to start simple project with usage of Mongoose for MongoDB on Node.js and mongoDB hosted on mongolab.

First of all you need to correct package.json file in your project to something like this

    "name": "rent",
    "version": "0.0.1",
    "private": true,
    "scripts": {
        "start": "node app"
    "dependencies": {
        "express": "3.0.2",
        "jade": "*",
        "log4js": "0.5.6",
        "mongoose" : "3.5.4",
        "moment" : "1.7.2",
        "mongoose-pureautoinc": "*"

Make sure that you have added mongoose package, other stuff just for example
Mikitas-MacBook-Air-2:test nik$ sudo npm install
or just “npm install” (for windows or if you configured permissions)
You can also use “npm install mongoose” to install it.

Let’s create mongoDB “model”. So somewhere in your DAL try this code:

var mongoose = require('mongoose')
    , Schema = mongoose.Schema
    , ObjectId = Schema.ObjectId;
// let's create scheme for some random stuff:
var postSchema = new Schema({
    _id: ObjectId,
    thumbnail: String,
    whenCreated: Date,
    whenUpdated: Date,
    comments: [{
            author: {
                authorId: ObjectId, 
                name: String, 
                thumbnail: String
            date: String, 
            text: String
    rating: Number,
    isApproved: Boolean,
    text: String
}, { collection: 'post'});
// and let's register this scheme as a model and make global for this module
module.exports = mongoose.model('Post', postSchema);

Now we can include this file:

var Post = require('../DAL/models/Post');

And use it for example to get all items from collections

exports.getPosts = function (callback){
	return Post.find({/* query */}, function (err, docs){
		if (!err) { 
		else { 
			throw err;

Note: that the operation is async and you will get result only in callback
please check this mongo docs out

Or we can insert new item into collection:

exports.addPost = function (){
    var post = new Post();
    post.rating = 5.89;
    post.text = "Here is one more post to my blog on"; 
    post.isApproved = true;
    // other fields;

Here is one more link on mongo docs

Finally, to use this “DAL” methods we need to create connection to DB.
You can use service to host your DB for free (until your DB is less then 500 mb).
After you created new BD on mongolab you can create connection with the following way:

var mongoose = require('mongoose');
mongoose.connect('mongodb://<your login>:<your password>@<your id><database name>');
// here you can call methods described above

That’s it, just several lines of code, some clicks and you have MondoDB database already hosted in web.
Perfect solution for Hackathons, fast tests and startups.

By the way, you can host you Node.js code on service also for free (until it exceeds some limitation, for details check heroku website out)

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