Community News April 2023
Your monthly update for the FlowForge and Node-RED communities
Welcome to the FlowForge newsletter for April 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 April 13th. 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.
# Connect, Integrate, Visual Industrial Production Metrics with Node-RED
Join Steve McLaughlin from FlowForge as he showcases how easy it is to use Node-RED to visualize popular production metrics using Node-RED. Register today.
# From our Blog
Comparing Node-RED Dashboards Solutions - A popular article comparing Node-RED Dashboard, uibuilder and FlexDash.
IBM Cloud removes Node-RED starter application - IBM has discontinued their Node-RED Starter Application, discover how to migrate to FlowForge.
The benefits and drawbacks of using Node-RED function nodes - Node-RED function nodes provide a great deal of flexibility in Node-RED. Discover the benefits and drawbacks of using them.
FlowForge 15. Now Available - FlowForge 1.5 included updates to the UI and architecture to allow for future features.
Node-RED Quick Tips - Rob Marcer, FlowForge Developer Educator has a weekly series of Node-RED hints and tips
# From the Community
# Quantum for Node-RED
Discover how you can incorporate quantum technologies into your Node-RED flows.
# Image recognition within Node-RED
Kazuhito Yokoi, a researcher at Hitachi, has published an interesting article detailing how to incorporate TensorFlow into a Node-RED application to do image recognition.
# Custom Node Spotlight - node-red-contrib-web-worldmap
If you would like to include a map in your next project Worldmap is a really good place to start. You can pass coordinates in to set the map to a location or you can use the built in search tool to find a location. As a user manipulates the map a stream of updated coordinates can be passed back to your flows to trigger additional actions. It's a really useful tool, take a look here.
# Join Our Team
FlowForge is expanding our team. Check out the current openings:
- Use any npm module in Node-RED
- Bringing High Availability to Node-RED
- Node-RED Tips - Dashboard Edition
- Node-RED Community Survey Results
- Persisting chart data in Node-RED Dashboards