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Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
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Thursday, October 02, 2014  

Node-RED - Visual Tool for Wiring the Internet of Things

Node-RED is a tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. Features include: a) Browser-based flow editing - Node-RED provides a browser-based flow editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using the wide range nodes in the palette. Flows can be then deployed to the runtime in a single-click. JavaScript functions can be created within the editor using the rich capabilities of the embedded Eclipse Orion. A built-in library allows you to save useful functions, templates or flows for re-use; b) Built on Node.js - The light-weight runtime is built on Node.js, taking full advantage of its event-driven, non-blocking model. This makes it ideal to run at the edge of the network on low-cost hardware such as the Raspberry Pi as well as in the cloud. With over 60 thousand modules in Node's package repository, it is easy to extend the range of palette nodes to add new capabilities; and c) Social Development - The flows created in Node-RED are stored using JSON which can be easily imported and exported for sharing with others. An online flow library allows you to share your best flows with the world. Current Nodes available: 1) Transform - JS Functions, Mustache Templates; 2) Network - HTTP • TCP, UDP • MQTT; 3) Social - Twitter • Twilio, Email • IRC • XMPP; 4) Hardware - Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black; 5) Storage - Filesystem • MongoDB, MySQL • PostgreSQL; 6) Analysis - Sentiment and Statistics. This will be added to Internet of Things Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 2:46 AM
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