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> Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.

> It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using the wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click.

> Why is it called Node-RED? The name was a light-hearted play on words sounding like 'Code Red'. It stuck and was a great improvement on whatever it was called in the first few days. The 'Node' part reflects both the flow/node programming model as well as the underlying Node.JS runtime. We never did come to a conclusion on what the 'RED' part stands for. "Rapid Event Developer" was one suggestion, but we've never felt compelled to formalise anything. We stick with 'Node-RED'.

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