Microsoft shares what’s next for its platform-agnostic tool, vorlon.JS

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Last month, Microsoft launched “vorlon.JS” – a platform-agnostic tool for developers. Vorlon.js is an open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript code. The tool is powered by node.js and socket.io – which allows developers to remotely load, inspect, test and debug JavaScript code running on any device with a web browser. Microsoft states:

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

Now, just yesterday, the company shared its upcoming plans for expanding vorlon.JS – here’s the roadmap:

  1. AngularJS – We know Angular is quite popular for building dynamic web apps. Both vorlon and Angular 2 are built on TypeScript so it’s a natural next step for our team.
  2. Web Audio API – It’s a powerful, high-level API for processing audio. But synthesizing and mixing are complex to debug across so device and browsers alike so we think developers building game or music web apps will particularly find vorlon.JS as a useful tool.
  3. Hosted vorlon.JS dashboard – Currently the dashboard can be accessed in your dev environment through localhost.

If you’re a developer, what do you think of vorlon.js and it’s future?

Source: Microsoft

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