MrShark at the console, while we're all waiting for Peter to come back, let's try to add some new content to the blog 🙂
I've a couple of new boards to test, unfortunately they've to wait I receive their PSUs... material for an other time 🙂
So, I'll add some valuable resources found on the net in recent times, about Node-Red development...
I wish a Happy New Year to Peter and his wife, and to all of you readers... please keep visiting this blog and comment, let's leave some new material for him when he's back 🙂
Coursera published 2 introductionary courses about IoT and Node-Red: both are completely free (while you can pay a fee to have a certificate at the end of it, if you want/need it) and very well done...
1st course is about IoT and basic Node-Red: A developer's guide to the Internet of Things (IoT). From the overview on their site:
Quickly create applications that leverage connectivity and analytics as part of an integrated IoT platform. Use Node-RED, an open-source visual application development environment, on both the device and the cloud. Create a basic IoT solution by leveraging pre-built blocks of code that abstracts and speeds the development process. Use APIs to access the platform and explore the different connectivity options for various devices, gateways and applications. Explore options to ensure your solution makes best use of the captured data. The programming assignments require you to have a Raspberry Pi device - any model of Raspberry Pi with a 40 pin header. The course also uses the SenseHAT extension board, whilst it is preferable to have a SenseHat there is a simulator provided if you can't get a SenseHAT.
2nd course is about Node-Red itself: A Developer's guide to Node-RED. From the overview on their site:
The course will improve your use of Node-RED. It will introduce some more advanced features available in key nodes, show you how to visualise data using dashboard nodes. It shows you how to create web APIs using Node-RED and how to consume web services and how to make use of different storage technologies within a Node-RED flow. The last section of the course shows how you can extend Node-RED by creating your own nodes.
Advanced Videos by Csongor Varga
Reader Csongor Varga makes excellent and thorough videos about Node-Red, very detailed so you can learn good practices, new nodes and how to use Node-Red while you can even don't apply all his flows but take useful pieces of them to suit to your needs 🙂
Here's some of the longest ones, you can find many more on his YouTube channel.