Using Immutable.js to keep your React stores in an immutable state is a very good idea. However, if you like to debug via printing to the console, you may be frustrated by the resulting deeply nested and strange-looking output when logging an Immutable.js object to the console. Here are two quick ways to improve the output.
Method 1: JSON.stringify
Fortunately, Immutable.js has implemented the
toJSON() method, which is automatically called under-the-hood by the native
JSON.stringify method (docs here). Add the additional arguments shown below to get a nice indented output with two spaces per indent:
console.log(JSON.stringify(myImmutableObj, null, 2));
Method 2: .toJS()
Simply turn your entire state into a normal JS object. This is possible via the
.toJS() method that is built into the Immutable.js library (docs here). The advantage to this method is that if you are using something like Chrome’s dev tools and you have a large number of properties in your object, you won’t get blasted with hundreds of lines of text. Instead, properties will be rolled-up so that you can drill down to only the data that is of interest to you.