Learn more at VorlonJS.
Install and run the Vorlon.JS server from npm:
$ npm i -g vorlon$ vorlonWith the server is running, open in your browser to see the Vorlon.JS dashboard.
The last step is to enable Vorlon.JS by adding this to your app:
Read further documentation about Vorlon.JS, and writing your own plugins at http://vorlonjs.com/documentation.
Developing on Vorlon.JS
If you wish to work on Vorlon.JS's server or core plugin code, you'll need to clone this directory and work in it.
Vorlon is written in typescript, which is compiled with gulp. There are two main directories:
- /Server contains the code for the vorlon server, and the dashboard code
- /Server/Scripts contains the server and dashboard code
- /Server/public contains the dashboard files served by express web server
- /Plugins contains the code for vorlon core, and for the plugins
- /Plugins/samples contains the sample client web page you can use to test your dashboard
- /Plugins/Vorlon contains the client infrastructure code
- /Plugins/Vorlon/plugins contains default plugins
Compiling from source
There is a
gulpfile.js in each of the
Server directories, which compiles gulp to typescript. In addition, /Plugins/gulpfile.js ensures that the compiled plugin code is copied in to the right place in the
The simplest way to run Vorlon.JS is to run
npm start from the root directory. This will run both gulpfiles to compile typescript and start the server.
You can also run the gulp commands individually. This is useful if you wish to work on plugins in particular, as
gulp watch will compile typescript for you automatically.
If you want to run
gulp commands from command line, you will need to first install gulp globally on your system with:
$ npm install -g gulp
You can now run
gulp watch from the
Plugin test page
There is a demo webpage that includes the vorlon code that you can open to test the dashboard behaviour. It lives at ./Plugins/samples/index.html. There is a gulptask in the
Plugins gulpfile to host it, just run
gulp webserver, and then navigate to http://localhost:1338/index.html to view the page.
Visual Studio users
For Visual Studio users, we provide an integrated solution through VorlonJS.sln. In order to interact with Node.js, you just need to install the NodeJS Tool for Visual Studio plugin. Once the plugin is installed, just open the solution and you'll be ready to develop for Vorlon.js.
Committing & Pull Requests
Once you've made a change, you can commit and submit a pull request to this repository. You will also need to electronically sign the `Microsoft Contributor License Agreement (CLA)[https://cla.microsoft.com/] if you wish for your changes to be merged.
Read CONTRIBUTING.md for more info on contributing to Vorlon.JS.
Vorlon.JS is released under the MIT license. Please see LICENSE for full details.