Introducing Vorlon.js: A Remote debugger for Javascript

Vorlon.JS – Introduction

Microsoft released Vorlon.js as an OpenSource. It aims to make debugging and testing websites, hybrid apps, game console or even an IOT- connected refrigerator easier, you can remotely connect up to 50 devices and execute JavaScript in each or all of them.

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What is Vorlon.JS?

Vorlon.js itself is a small server you can run from your local machine, or install on a web server for other member of teams can sync with dashboard which Vorlon.js provides then you can communicates with your remotely connected devices. Its like a f12 which we can find in every browsers, But with Vorlon.js its a f12 for remotely connected devices.

How to Install Vorlon.JS?

– Make sure you have installed nodejs.
– Install Vorlon.js by passing command using CLI of your terminal

To get started using Vorlon.JS you will need to install it from npm:

$ npm install -g vorlon

Once Vorlon.JS is done installing, you can now run the server:

$ vorlon

When you hit the above command you will get the console info:


-info: Vorlon.js PROXY listening on port 5050
-info: Vorlon.js SERVER listening on port 1337

With the server running, open http://localhost:1337 in your browser to see the Vorlon.JS dashboard

Main technologies are behind Vorlon.js is:

– A Node.js Server that is hosting the dashboard page
– Socket.io to establish direct connections with dashboard and other various connected devices

Here’s a global schema of how it works:

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The last step is to enable Vorlon.JS by adding this to your app:
Your-local-path/vorlon.js

Everything has been set to start debugging

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Rachel Jones is a Solutions Lead at Knoldus Inc. having more than 22 years of experience. Rachel likes to delve deeper into the field of AI(Artificial Intelligence) and deep learning. She loves challenges and motivating people, also loves to read novels by Dan Brown. Rachel has problem solving, management and leadership skills moreover, she is familiar with programming languages such as Java, Scala, C++ & Html.

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