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I am considering migrating some of my home devices to MQTT and Node-Red. Curious to know fellow lobsters experiences with this.

I am not a big fan of visual programming (specifically LabView, which I hate). But looks like you can write your functions and connect them inside javascript directly.


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    I would recommend you look at CoAP instead of MQTT if you have the option (there is also a node-red plug for it).

    The Bad Thing with programming with pictures is you lose all help you get from diff/merge tools like version control systems.

    If you can program javascript , surely you can handle a decent scripting language like ruby or D?

    Deployment to many instance strikes me as a pain with node-red.