An open Internet of Things (IoT) industry is critical. Providing application developers with the right tools is essential, and expanding those tools to work with every IoT device, gateway, network, database, and cloud will accelerate growth of the IoT marketplace.
Nick O’Leary introduces Node-RED, an open source tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs, and online services using a visual flow-based programming model that allows users to quickly create apps using an easy drag-and-drop interface. Built on Node.js, Node-RED is a platform-agnostic tool that runs just as easily in the cloud as it does on a Raspberry Pi, where it comes preinstalled. There is a vibrant and active user community driving the project forward—with over 600 community-contributed nodes available to extend the palette. Whether used for commercial solutions or bringing dinosaurs to life, Node-RED makes developing for the IoT accessible to all.
Nick O’Leary is an emerging technology specialist at IBM, where he gets to do interesting things with interesting technologies and also play with toys. Nick focuses on IoT technology areas and has worked on projects ranging from smart meter energy monitoring to retrofitting sensors to industrial manufacturing lines with Raspberry Pis and Arduinos. With a background in pervasive messaging, he is a contributor to the Eclipse Paho project and sits on the OASIS MQTT technical committee. Nick is the creator of Node-RED, an open source tool for wiring the Internet of Things.
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