Community News March 2023
Your monthly update for the FlowForge and Node-RED communities
Welcome to the FlowForge newsletter for March 2023, a monthly roundup of what’s been happening with both FlowForge and the wider Node-RED community.
# Upcoming events
# Node-RED Ask Me Anything
Back by popular demand, FlowForge is hosting a monthly Node-RED Ask Me Anything session on March 9th. This is a great opportunity to ask Nick O’Leary, co-creator of Node-RED & FlowForge CTO, and Rob Marcer, Node-RED FlowForge Developer Educator your questions about Node-RED. Sign-up today to participate.
# DevOps for Node-RED: An Introduction to FlowForge Webinar
Join Nick O'Leary, FlowForge CTO, as he presents an Introduction to FlowForge and demonstrates FlowForge’s platform for providing DevOps for Node-RED. This webinar will be on March 30th. Register today.
# From our Blog
Toward Highly Available Node-RED - High availability is an often requested feature for Node-RED. This post from FlowForge CEO discusses our approach to HA for Node-RED.
MING Stack for IoT - MING technology stack include M (Mosquitto/MQTT), InfluxDB, Node-RED and Grafana. Ian Skerrett, FlowForge Head of Marketing discusses how this tech stack is used for IoT.
Introduction to Node-RED - An in-depth webinar recording on key Node-RED concepts and demonstration on how to get started with Node-RED.
Node-RED Quick Tips - Rob Marcer, FlowForge Developer Educator has a weekly series of Node-RED hints and tips
# From the Community
# Node-RED Community Survey
The Node-RED open source project is running an Node-RED Community Survey. Give your feedback on how you are using Node-RED.
# Good alternatives to Pis for your next project
Raspberry Pis continue to be difficult to purchase. Eben Upton of the Raspberry Pi Foundation has said that supply should improve this year but in the mean-time there are some good alternatives you could consider. The Youtube channel ExplainingComputers has shared a great video covering some of the most popular SBCs you could use for your next project, it’s worth a watch.
# Custom Node Spotlight - node-red-contrib-os
OS is a great custom node which allows you to monitor the performance of the device you are running Node-RED on. It can check RAM usage, disk space, CPU load, and a lot more. It’s really easy to use, we recommend you take a look.
# Join Our Team
FlowForge is expanding our team. We have two openings right now:
- The benefits and drawbacks of using Node-RED function nodes
- FlowForge v1.5 Now Available
- Terminology Changes
- 3 Quick Tips for Using Node-RED, Part 4
- Comparing Node-RED Dashboards Solutions