Automation isn't just for DevOps! Being able to offload repetitive tasks is important for developers as well and the open source project Node-RED provides a great platform for rules-based automation. Combine it with a lightweight messaging protocol like MQTT and you have a visual design system for combining disparate technologies along with all the power of the NPM ecosystem.
Bryan Creel will take us on a whirlwind tour:
- Overview of Node-RED and creating a flow
- Overview of MQTT and how it ties things together
- Walk-through of an example home automation implementation using many technologies with Node-RED at the heart