Microsoft Announces Vorlon.JS, A Platform-Agnostic Tool For Remotely Debugging And Testing JavaScript

Vorlon JS Microsoft

Vorlon.JS is an open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript. It is powered by node.js and socket.io. Vorlon.js helps you remotely load, inspect, test and debug JavaScript code running on any device with a web browser. You can remotely connect up to 50 devices and execute JavaScript in each or all of them.

Vorlon.js itself is a small web server you can run from your local machine, or install on a server for your team to access, that serves the Vorlon.js dashboard (your command center) and communicates with the remote devices. Installing the Vorlon.js client in your web site or app is as easy as adding a single script tag. It’s also extensible where devs can write plug-ins that add features to both the client and the dashboard, for example: feature detection, logging, and exception tracking.

So why the name? There are actually two reasons. The first one is because I am just crazy about Babylon 5 (The TV show). Based on this, the second reason is because the Vorlons are one of the wisest and ancient race of the universe and thus, they are helpful as diplomats between younger races. Their helpfulness is what inspired us: for web devs, it’s still just too hard to write JavaScript that works reliably in the various devices and browsers. Vorlon.js seeks to make it just a little easier.

Read more about it here.

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