I'm starting some home automation and monitoring. I'm using a mixture of commercial devices and some self build electronics.
The devices are all tied together by a series of "drivers" that speak MQTT on one end and communicate with the device on the other (or some devices can do MQTT directly). Node-red is used to manage and control the main logic.
My question is are questions about MQTT and Node-Red on topic here? I'm definitely using both to manage IoT devices.
I understand that programming issues or "how do I get node-red to do X" might be better asked on stackoverflow and electronics and firmware questions either there or on the electronics site.
But what about policy and usage questions? For example how best to name mqtt topics (I realise that one could be off topic for being too subjective but there are possibly similar more specific questions). How about questions on how best to manage devices using node-red? Not from a programming point of view, but the best way to organise things etc.
Are these on topic here? They seem to be related to controlling IoT devices, and I don't see they are a better fit elsewhere?