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Plant control with Slang

See how Slang can be used to monitor a plant with IoT devices to ensure it feels well.

Posted on Jan 17, 2019

Have a look at the MQTTSubscribe operator and others to see Slang in action. To demonstrate how Slang interacts with IoT (Internet of Things) devices we will build a small demonstration plant control system which monitors temperature, humidity and soil moisture. You will also see how rules can be defined and sensor data processing can be achieved with Slang.

What the hell is flow-based programming?

Data in flow-based programming has much in common with flows observable in nature.

Posted on Oct 20, 2018

If you have coding experience you are certainly familiar with the imperative programming paradigm, even if you might not be aware of it. Maybe you have also heard about other programming paradigms such as functional programming. But what is a programming paradigm after all? And why do we care about the flow-based programming paradigm so much?