|By Jayaram Krishnaswamy||
|May 10, 2014 05:26 PM EDT||
Node-RED created in an IBM laboratory (UK) is a GUI for wiring up the Internet of Things (IoT) built-on Node.JS.
It is possible that some of you have known, or used LabView. LabView is a GUI for wiring up complex laboratory equipment like Voltage sources, measuring instruments, automated relays, rf generators, lasers, robots etc., but Node-RED is some thing similar for IoT but lot more extensible network-wise. Of course my knowledge of LabView is not current and you may find more information from National Instruments.
Get a quick overview of Node-RED here:
Node-RED is a browser based visual tool for creating flows of events and deploying to its lightweight runtime. It is developed as an open source project on GitHub under Apache License. It uses JSON format.
For starters you should access this link to immediately get to know Node-RED.
If you are working off Windows OS, this is where you can download.
Supported hardware products are,
>Raspberry Pi (single board computer)--http://www.raspberrypi.org/resources/
Security will be a matter of great concern for IoT as it is for Cloud based services.