I discovered after attending the Palm Developer Day event that there are two very useful tools for debugging WebOS apps:
Both of these are standalone utilities that were extracted from the Ares GUI Builder, which you can use directly from any web browser. They are smart enough to connect to the Palm Emulator automatically, letting you to monitor messages written to the system’s messages file, as well as debugging a running app using breakpoints, etc.
The debugger is particularly useful since you can stop the app at any line in any function and review the local variables (including all the elements of a DOM variable). A very, very handy and useful tool for debugging WebOS apps. I hope to focus on both utilities in a future posting and show how I use them for typical debugging purposes.