Visual Studio Code is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) or code editor that is open source and actively developed by Microsoft. These articles contain ideas, hints, tips and knowledge about it and how to use it.
Node-RED Questions and Answers. Node-RED is a flow-based (visual) programming tool. These pages have some information that may be currently missing from the documentation or may expand on it.
Excellent work has been done to make sure that new nodes are discoverable. Here is a quick way to easily search from your browser.
Node-RED tried to pass messages by reference not copy. Sometimes though, a copy is needed.
Some detail not included in the documentation.
Hints and tips on using Jekyll for publishing to GitHub Pages.
Note that these articles have been migrated from a Jekyll site and may not render correctly.
While Node-RED has some nodes for extracting data from HTML, the nodes are rather simplistic. Here is a quick way to extract the data from an HTML table element.
People seem to get very confused about file permissions when installing Node-RED and associated nodes. This article tries to set things straight.
Shows how to create a secure set of home automation controls without exposing Node-RED to the Internet. It uses a Telegram bot with a number of pre-defined commands.
Node-RED exposes an extensive API at runtime. While most of this is not available within your flows, much of it is available to custom nodes. Unfortunately, documentation for the API lags behind development. This page documents some of the key things I’ve learned about the API, what it does and how it works.
VSCode supports multi-cursor editing, here are some tips on using it.
Some examples of using AngularJS with the Node-RED Dashboard. Not all features of Angular are accessible via the Dashboard.
There are already too many people putting up insecure services over the Internet. Please don’t add to this problem. This article explains a simple way to get some level of connectivity to Node-RED over the Internet without security issues. It also explains some of the wider issues and where to go for more details.
Node-RED passes a msg object between node instances in a flow. It is common to need to extract a sub-string and there are multiple ways to achieve this. Here are some simeple examples.