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About Node-RED Dashboard 2.0

Welcome to the documentation for the Node-RED Dashboard 2.0, the successor to the original, and very popular, Node-RED Dashboard.

This project was formed by FlowFuse, as part of efforts to upgrade the original Dashboard to steer away from Angular v1.0 which has long been deprecated. You can read our full statement about why we're building Dashboard 2.0 here.



Node-RED is a flow-based programming tool, originally developed by IBM's Emerging Technology Services team and now a part of the JS Foundation. 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.

Vue.js v3.0

Vue.js is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web. It is a popular choice for building modern web applications.

We chose Vue.js over other popular frameworks like React and Angular because of its shallow learning curve, and ease of use/readability for non-front-end developers.

We also utilise the Vuetify component library, which is a Material Design component framework for Vue.js. It aims to provide clean, semantic and reusable components that make building your application a breeze.

Socket IO

Socket.IO enables real-time, bidirectional and event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.

In Dashboard 2.0 we use Socket IO to communicate between Node-RED and the Dashboard UI.