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How can we bring modern PC development to PLC?

Let’s start by looking at what PC and PLC developers have in common. To an untrained eye, it seems like they are doing the same thing. They both solve problems by writing code.

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How can we reuse the work we have already done?

There are plenty of problems in programming and many of them are already solved. These solutions often come in so-called “packages”. And by the way, Inxton is a set of packages too.

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How can we utilize PC developers instead of PLC programmers?

During my studies never have I ever heard the word PLC. But you’re a programmer, aren’t you? … Asked the project manager. I am. I’ve just never heard about Ladder programming or Structured text. Like ever.

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Not so simple in a PLC: What day is it today?

How to get the day of the week on a TwinCAT3 PLC? With a little help of Inxton and C#?😊 This is how you get the day of the week in C#. var dayOfTheWeek = DateTime.Today.DayOfWeek; Console.WriteLine(dayOfTheWeek);

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Growing PLCs from Simple Logic Controllers to Complex Solutions

With more than 200k free libraries and a community of millions of programmers, there is no such thing as an impossible task with Inxton. We are talking about NuGet.org, where programmers and companies share their libraries for free. We are talking...

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How Can We Create a Better Future By Combining C# and .NET with Beckhoff Twincat3

What’s the crème de la crème of proven concepts? We would say it's a wheel. It even has its own saying: Do not reinvent the wheel! When we reinvent the wheel it’s usually because we are not aware of the existing solution.

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How Can We Code a PLC, Not Draw in Ladder?

Have you used Gmail, Outlook, or an app on your phone recently? 📱🌐 Of course, you have. It’s almost impossible to avoid them. You may not realize it, but there are millions of lines of code under the hood.

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How Can We Focus on What to Do With PLCs and Not How to Do It?

You're a visionary. Even though you don't believe it 👀 You’ve got a vision. It's blurry, but with time it gets clearer. Blinded by the idea, you don't see any obstacles along the road. That's good. There's a visionary inside you. An innovator.

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How Can We Use Our Laziness In a Good Way in the PLC World?

Imagine, you’re sitting on the couch, watching a movie, while you’re supposed to do the other thing. Your dishes. It’s not hard work, but let’s face it – you’re probably too lazy to stand up from the comfort zone and do the unsatisfying work.

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How to Eliminate Dull Work for PLC Programmers

Each of us is limited by time. You just cannot shrink it, neither stretch it. Time is relative, so working on something repetitive and dull feels like days. Eventually, it gets tedious. Sooner or later, you’ll make a mistake.

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