Favourite Software

A collection of posts about my favourite software

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My Favourite Software

Every once in a while, I come across software that blows my mind.  It’s usually something well written, unique, or best in its class.  I like to present software that impresses me so that other people can use it too, especially if it’s low-cost or free.  Here is my list of recommended software.  If you …

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My Fave – PlatformIO

PlatformIO https://platformio.org If you spend time programming under the Arduino framework or wish to develop for a specific microprocessor such as an ESP32 or ESP8266, then PlatformIO is a no-brainer. PlatformIO runs as an extension under Visual Studio Code and provides the compilers and AutoCompletion for over a thousand microprocessors and dozens of frameworks. PlatformIO …

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My Fave – Node-RED

Node-RED https://nodered.org/ Node-RED is the Swiss-Army knife of home automation and programming.  Using a drag and drop interface in your browser, you add, delete and edit “Nodes” to build up your program.  Nodes are functional blocks of pre-built code that you can use in your “flows”.  Each Node has a specific job, such as receiving …

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My Fave – OctoPrint

OctoPrint https://octoprint.org/ OctoPrint is an open-source 3D print manager that can control your print jobs on 1 or more printers. In addition, it allows you to remotely upload, manage and monitor your prints from your browser. Some of OctoPrint’s features include: Remote control and monitoring through your browser Plug-ins to expand its functionality Save your …

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