I skipped last week's VS Code tip of the week, but for a great reason. I was in Hawaii for my work offsite!
It's a terminal that loads your regular shell, but if you run anything that is Node.js, it will allow you to debug it. This is super powerful and convenient.
You can start an npm script, a node process, anything that starts Node.js and you're able to add breakpoints in VS Code and debug right away.
I always use to run
node --inspect-brk ./some-node-process.js but now that is no longer required in a lot of cases.