Vorlon.js is now available as a desktop version for Windows and Mac OSX. You could dowload them on Vorlon.js website and get started using Vorlon in a few seconds.

If you want to know more about Vorlon, check out this getting started video. There are also some great articles about using Vorlon.js. In this post, we will focus on the desktop version and its UI.

Vorlon desktop helps you use Vorlon to debug your website without setup  pre-requisites, and help you start and configure your environment very easily.


On the left side, you have a menu bar.


It gives you access to Vorlon’s logs, settings, and the about page with usefull info and links.

The default settings will probably fit your needs, but you could change it with the dedicated screen. It might be usefull, especially if you need to change ports (if you want to run it side by side with the server version of Vorlon for example).


To start debugging your website using Vorlon.js, just add this script to your website or application (it’s so usefull for cordova applications !):

<script src="http://MCNTAB011:1337/vorlon.js"></script>

Vorlon has a session mecanism to differenciate client web sites and applications. If you want to define a session, you just have to specify it in the url like this :

<script src="http://MCNTAB011:1337/vorlon.js/mysession"></script>

When using the desktop application, it’s likely that you will stick to the home screen. From there, you could see if Vorlon server is running, and start or stop it easily (Vorlon server will start automatically when you launch the application).

vorlon status

The desktop version also helps you manage your sessions, and configure Vorlon plugins for each session. The home page displays the list of connected and configured sessions. You could add and configure a session even if no client is connected.


The green dot indicate that the session is in use. The empty dot means that there is no client connected.

session options.PNG

For each session, you could see the number of connected clients, and open the Dashboard for that session.


The last button helps you configure your session. You could choose if the client must receive socket.io (if your website already use socket.io, turning this off may helps), and turn each plugin on or off.

session config.PNG

We really hope you will enjoy the desktop version. It’s a great way to get started using Vorlon.js. We welcome any feedback so feel free to join us on github to log your feedback or any issue you may have.