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This series highlights the implementation of microservice architectures with monorepos and serverless cloud applications. Part 1 looks at the challenges in managing microservices in a typical multi-repo set-up and suggests integration into monorepos.
This blog post examines the role of data platforms in Factory 4.0 and discusses the pros and cons of standard software and customised software. The quality and availability of process data have a crucial bearing on the way that modern digital technologies are implemented. Data platforms are able to collect and provide this data from different sources. Standard software is available and ready to use quickly, but it may not fulfil all the specific requirements. A customised cloud-native solution can be adapted as requirements change and offers a high level of investment security. It also enables several companies to work together on the data platform to create a greater level of added value.
FlaUI is an open source library for .NET that enables the automation of user interfaces for Windows applications. It is a good choice for testers or developers looking to create automated tests for applications running on the Windows platform. FlaUI features a simple and robust API enabling users to perform most actions that a user would normally perform on the user interface.
When chaos reigns in the kitchen. “Then the cook took the ladle…” A comparison between a kitchen team and a test team aiming to demonstrate the most common problems during testing. In my blog, I discuss possible erroneous decisions and possible solutions to problems.
Cyber-physical systems control processes by combining electronics, complex software and network communication. This article introduces characteristics and a suitable model. The article also presents an exemplary interconnected and highly automated manufacturing machine.
This third and last part of the article series on data-driven process control provides an introduction to approaches for controlling systems. The focus is on the classic “model-predictive-control” scheme, which is combined with the results for system modeling from the second article to form a purely data-driven control strategy.
After the first article in this series dealt with the general basic building blocks of control systems, the second article is dedicated to modeling the behavior of systems. The focus here is on differentiating between different types of modeling. The main part of the article introduces a special data-driven approach that has recently attracted growing scientific interest.
The automatic control of complex systems poses a growing theoretical and technical challenge. Regardless of whether these systems are biological or chemical reactors, wind turbines, power grids, airplanes or even manufacturing systems, the questions to be answered are always comparable. This upcoming series of articles will give an introduction to this interesting field and, in the first part, will cover the general basic components of control systems using a production example.
ZEISS is committed to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and is implementing a company-wide policy on FOSS engagement. The second round of funding engineers’ favourite FOSS projects was just concluded whilst the ZEISS group is happy to announce that it joined the Linux Foundation and Zephyr Project to strengthen its ties in collaborative software development.
The bUnit library can be used to create unit tests for Blazor web front-ends. This allows you to create many tests that can be run quickly. Examples are used to present the first steps and the most important features of bUnit.