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Practical Node-RED Programming

By : Taiji Hagino
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Book Image

Practical Node-RED Programming

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By: Taiji Hagino

Overview of this book

Node-RED is a free and open source flow-based programming tool used to handle IoT data that allows programmers of any level to interconnect physical I/O, cloud-based systems, databases, and APIs to build web applications without code. Practical Node-RED Programming is a comprehensive introduction for anyone looking to get up to speed with the Node-RED ecosystem in no time. Complete with hands-on tutorials, projects, and self-assessment questions, this easy-to-follow guide will help you to become well versed in the foundations of Node-RED. You’ll learn how to use Node-RED to handle IoT data and build web applications without having to write complex code. Once you’ve covered the basics, you’ll explore various visual programming techniques and find out how to make sample flows as you cover web development, IoT development, and cloud service connections, and finally build useful real-world applications. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to use Node-RED to develop a real-world application from scratch, which can then be implemented in your business.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Node-RED Basics
Section 2: Mastering Node-RED
Section 3: Practical Matters

Chapter 8: Using the Project Feature with Git

What you will learn in this chapter is a very useful Project feature. The project feature of Node-RED is a kind of version management tool with Git on a Node-RED flow editor. This is actually disabled by default. Enabling this allows you to manage your flows in a new way. I believe many developers are familiar with Git services such as GitHub and GitLab. The project feature of Node-RED uses Git and GitHub for version control, so I think it's very easy to understand.

Here are the topics that we will be covering in this chapter:

  • Enabling the project feature
  • Using the Git repository
  • Connecting a remote repository

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to understand how to use the project feature, how to connect your own Git repository to your Node-RED flow editor, and how to manage flows as projects with version control tool Git.

By the end of this chapter, you will have mastered how to use the project...