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How to install Total.js Flow?

How to install Total.js Flow?

In this post I'll show you how you can easily start to develop in Total.js Flow. You have two ways, I prefer cloud solutions, but it's individual preference and you can take local version of development.

What is Total.js Flow? Flow as we called it, is a visual programming interface for an innumerable quantity of cases. IoT, REST API's, Data transformation, etc. Flow is an alternative to Node-Red and ready for Industry 4.0.

How to run Flow in Total.js Cloud?

Before we start creating a Flow instance, we need to create a Total.js Platform account. Go to totaljs.com website and click on Sign-in. If you don't have an account, please register first.

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Perfect! You are now inside our Total.js Platform. Here you can order services, write to contributors, buy credit, download source-code or start your own private instances in Total.js Cloud. You should now see the screen as shown below. Please click on Cloud in menu.

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Great! Now you are in Total.js Cloud control panel. Next, click on New Instance to start your first private instance.

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Now you will see a form with server locations and plans. Choose your preferred location, select Free plan and accept our Terms & Conditions.

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Success! Your private instance is now published. Click on your instance to expand information about your instance.

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Click on Add application.

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Last step! Select 'Flow' from the application list and click on 'Submit' to publish your Total.js Flow instance.

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Your Total.js Flow application is ready. Click on the link in your application list.

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DONE! Your Flow is ready to use.

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How to run Flow locally?

First, we need clone prepared empty project from GitHub https://github.com/totaljs/emptyproject-flow

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If you have downloaded/cloned your project locally, you need to install total.js framework from NPM.

Go to your project in terminal

Install Total.js framework from npm

Start Total.js Flow

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DONE! Go to your browser and visit http://127.0.0.1:8000

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What's next?

Now, you have running Total.js Flow application and in next episodes I'll show you how you can install Components and Templates to your Total.js Flow.