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News from the FlowForge and Node-RED communities

| Sam Machin

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Welcome to the FlowForge newsletter, a regular roundup of what`s happening with both FlowForge and the wider Node-RED community.

If you've got something that you'd like us to share please email contact@flowforge.com.

FlowForge 0.5 AND 0.6
We've had two releases since our last newsletter, there are a lot of related features between them. We introduced a new design for the forge application which aligns with the branding on our website. We've added Devices, allowing you to run and manage your node-red projects on your own hardware, this is ideal for applications that need to connect to either sensor data or specialist hardware deployed outside the cloud. We added a new concept as part of this work, Snapshots allow you to take a point in time copy of your project, today that can then be deployed to one or more devices but we have plans to expand this concept for things like rolling back a project to a previous point in time. 0.5 Introduced the capabilities of copying a project or certain parts of it, allowing for scenarios like having multiple environments for Development and Production.

Node-RED 3.0.0-beta-3
The Node-RED 3.0 beta releases continue as the project is getting very close to the full release in the coming weeks, We'll be making it availble on FlowForge cloud very soon.

Creating custom node from subflow in Node-RED
One of the contributors to Node-RED, Kazuhito Yokoi wrote a nice tutorial on how to turn a subflow into a custom node.

YouTube Channel
Joe has been busy creating short videos to present FlowForge and our key concepts, these will start to appear on our YouTube channel, so please like and subscribe!

Visa Direct in Node-RED
The folks over at 42flows use Node-RED in a financial and banking context, they've published an article about integrating with the Visa payments APIs

Node-RED Con CFP
A reminder about Node-RED Con and the call for papers, submissions close at the end of July but don't wait until the last minute to submit your proposal.

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