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npm automatically makes parts of your package.json file available as environment variables. This can be useful when using npm as a run script service.
It is great to be able to define a diagram in code directly in your web pages. This article shows you one way to achieve that using Gravizo.
Downloading a repository from GitHub using Node.JS should be really easy. But it isn’t! This KB post reminds us of the tricks required.
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Outlines key design elements, things left to do and testing links.
The workflow for updating version numbers and doing git/GitHub/npm releases is far too complex to easily remember when you aren’t doing it very often. This post is a reminder of the various steps.
PayPal seem to think that SMS text messages are a secure two-factor authentication method. Sadly, they are greatly mistaken. This article explains why and what to do about it.
Generate certificates for Node-RED that are trusted by all modern browsers. This will let you access Node-RED (and other services) over an encrypted HTTPS link.
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.
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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.
Microsoft have announced the deprecation of the desktop version of OneNote. They claim that the Windows Store version is as good or better. But it really isn’t! Here I try to list the missing features. I will update this post as things change.
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