Talk from Kazuhito Yokoi, Software Engineer, Hitachi, Ltd. at OpenJS World 2023 in Vancouver, Canada, May 10-12.
To promote the use of cloud services or devices from Node-RED, companies can easily publish their original connectors to the Node-RED flow library. But creating custom connectors is a time-consuming task because it requires coding with Node-RED-specific development rules. To solve this situation, Hitachi developed the Node generator tool as one of the Node-RED projects under the OpenJS Foundation. This tool can convert to custom connectors from various sources like OpenAPI documents. Recently, this tool has supported generating custom connectors from subflow as a new source. Using the subflow functionality, all Node-RED users are able to create their original connectors from the existing Node-RED flow without coding. In this talk, Kazuhito shows how to use the tool and integrate it with GitHub Actions to release connectors to the public semi-automatically.
Kazuhito’s slide deck is available here.
1:41 Hands-on seminars
2:09 Contributed OSS connector
3:16 What is Node-RED?
5:36 Our products and services
6:50 What is a custom connector?
10:29 Developing connectors from subflow
13:30 GitHub actions
14:22 Steps to develop connector
21:05 Advanced settings
22:01 Examples of OSS connectors
23:54 WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) connector
24:38 ZIG SIM Connector
26:00 Stable diffusion connector
27:00 React dashboard connectors
28:00 Conclusion and other resources
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