Community News May 2023

Your monthly update for the FlowFuse and Node-RED communities

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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.

Node-RED Tips - Subflows, Link Nodes, and the Range Node

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.

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