Community News May 2023
Your monthly update for the FlowFuse and Node-RED communities
Welcome to the FlowFuse newsletter for May 2023, a monthly roundup of what’s been happening with both FlowFuse and the wider Node-RED community.
# Upcoming events
# Ask Me Anything about Debugging Node-RED
Our monthly Node-RED AMA session will have a special focus on debugging. Nick and Rob will lead us through some useful debug workflows to show how they approach debugging Node-RED applications. During the live coding sessions there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions in real-time. Join us to learn from the experts on the tips and tricks for debugging Node-RED flows. Sign-up today to participate.
# Getting Started with Node-RED Dashboard
How can you use Node-RED to create dashboards and interactive graphs of your data? The answer is the Node-RED Dashboard node, the most popular node in the Node-RED community. In this webinar, Rob Marcer will take you through the steps of how to get started with the Node-RED Dashboard. Register today.
# From our Blog
Chat GPT in Node-RED Function Nodes - Use Chat GPT to write Node-RED functions directly in the Node-RED interface.
Securing Node-RED - A look at how you can secure Node-RED deployments.
Node-RED Community Health - Some key community metrics for the Node-RED community.
FlowFuse's visit to Hannover Messe 2023 - Our CEO and Product Manager visited Hannover Messe in Germany; one of the largest trade shows for manufacturing.
FlowFuse 1.6 Now Available - FlowFuse 1.6 included support for multi-instance Node-RED within a single application as well as support for logging from remote devices.
# From the Community
Jsonata is a very useful and often underutilised tool built into Node-RED. Steve over at Steve's Node-RED Guide has published a great beginners guide. If you are new to Jsonata and want to learn more we recommend you take a look.
# Custom Node Spotlight - node-red-contrib-queue-gate
Queue Gate is a handy custom node which allows you to control the flow of messages. You might wish to queue up all the messages in a flow and then release them all, once an hour. Maybe you want to release just one message at a time and wait until the prior message completed a section of your flow. Queue Gate makes message queuing really easy without the need to use an external queue solution.
# Join Our Team
FlowFuse is expanding our team. Check out the current openings:
- How to Use Private Custom Nodes in FlowFuse?
- Custom Vuetify components for Dashboard 2.0
- Updating our branding across GitHub, npm and Dockerhub
- How ChatGPT improves Node-RED Developer Experience
- Share & Preview Flows on flows.nodered.org