MEF Part 3 – Life cycle management and monitoring

Part 1 took a detailed look at binding of composable parts. In an application, however, we sometimes need to selectively break such bindings without deleting the entire container. We will look at interfaces which tell parts whether binding has taken place or whether a part has been deleted completely.

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IEC 61131-3: The ‘Decorator’ Pattern

February 16, 2019 1 comment

With the help of the decorator pattern, new function blocks can be developed on the basis of existing function blocks without overstraining the principle of inheritance. In the following post, I will introduce the use of this pattern using a simple example.

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IEC 61131-3: Das ‘Dekorierer’ Pattern

November 30, 2018 2 comments

Mit Hilfe des Dekorierer Pattern können neue Funktionsblöcke auf Basis bestehender Funktionsblöcke entwickelt werden, ohne das Prinzip der Vererbung überzustrapazieren. In dem folgenden Post werde ich den Einsatz dieses Pattern an Hand eines einfachen Beispiels vorstellen.

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IEC 61131-3: The ‘State’ Pattern

November 17, 2018 3 comments

State machines are used regularly, especially in automation technology. The state pattern provides an object-oriented approach that offers important advantages especially for larger state machines.

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IEC 61131-3: Das ‘State’ Pattern

September 16, 2018 6 comments

Besonders in der Automatisierungstechnik finden Zustandsautomaten regelmäßig Anwendung. Mit Hilfe des State Pattern steht ein objektorientierter Ansatz zur Verfügung, der insbesondere bei größeren Zustandsautomaten wichtige Vorteile bietet.

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IEC 61131-3: The generic data type T_Arg

In the article The wonders of ANY, Jakob Sagatowski shows how the data type ANY can be effectively used. In the example described, a function compares two variables to determine whether the data type, data length and content are exactly the same. Instead of implementing a separate function for each data type, the same requirements can be implemented much more elegantly with only one function using data type ANY.

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