Node-RED Q & A
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.
Node-RED is increasingly used in situations that require reasonable security. Up to now, however, the information required to secure it correctly has been fragmented. This article aims to give an end-to-end outline to enable anyone to secure their installation.
JSONata is a syntax designed by IBM to help reformat and restructure JSON data in a similar vein to the way that XLST is used to transform XML data.
Drayton are a very widely used manufacturer of heating controls. They make the “Wiser” control system which is low cost and easily fitted. This article shows you how to use Node-RED to query and control the system.
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.
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.