Node-RED is often used as a protyping tool for IoT systems. However, there are also a large number of OSGi components that have already been built to interface to devices, sensors and systems. In this talk I will show how two completely different runtime environments (OSGi and Node-RED) can be combined into a single platform for prototyping (and more) combining the strengths of both languages and systems.
The talk will explain how it is possible to:
1. Create and manage a Node-Red runtime from within an OSGi bundle
2. Share OSGi components and object into the Node-Red runtime
3. Interact and build Node-Red flows that exchange data and call methods between Node.js and OSGi
This is obviously useful for the original purpose: prototyping IoT systems, but also demonstrates some interesting techniques for bridging between different languages and runtimes.