Node-RED is a graphical programming language based on NodeJS. I love Node-RED, it puts so many useful tasks right at your fingertips using a beautiful web-based GUI. Surprisingly there wasn’t a node already existing for Alpaca so I wrapped the official SDK into the required format for Node-RED and it worked! easy as pie. This is a work in progress; I plan on including all features and applying the appropriate polish so stay tuned!
Download version 0.1.0 here: https://github.com/mdkrieg/node-red-contrib-alpaca