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DevOps: Continuous Deployment Using Git, Jenkins, and WinCC OA

By Calvin Hamus | 02/24/2020
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Why DevOps with WinCC OA is cool! In the IT world, you would NEVER, EVER, make edits to a production system without going through proper quality assurance change acceptance. However, in the industrial world, for some reason, it has been...

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DevOps: Integrating Jenkins into WinCC OA

By Calvin Hamus | 02/04/2020
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Over the past few weeks, we have been showing how to use DevOps practices and tools inside of WinCC OA. If you are new to this DevOps series of posts, feel free to check out these additional blogs: What is...

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What is DevOps?

By Lynsey Voter | 01/29/2020
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Enterprises throughout the world are rapidly starting to adopt DevOps strategies, but what does that mean? DevOps stands for Development Operations, and basically means the convergence of the Dev team, the folks creating the code, and the Operations team, those...

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DevOps: Working with Separate Environments to Minimize Downtime

By Calvin Hamus | 01/27/2020
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As the role of DevOps becomes more and more prevalent in the world of automation and industrial SCADA/MES/IIoT software, one of the first steps that should be taken into consideration is setting up different levels of environments for your developers...

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DevOps: High-Speed Programming Unit Tests

By Calvin Hamus | 01/21/2020
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WinCC Open Architecture (OA) has supported Unit Tests for quite a while now, however, when Siemens released version 3.16, one of the new features was High-Speed Programming.  This new feature set included a tool for project documentation and the ability...

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Is TDD the Future of SCADA/MES Development?

By Calvin Hamus | 01/21/2020
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As SCADA, MES, and HMI projects become larger, more complicated, and interact with many different systems, the time has come to start thinking about adopting TDD and Unit Tests into your development lifecycle. What is a Unit Test? A Unit...

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News & Updates: End of Life for Windows 7

By Lynsey Voter | 01/20/2020
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The “Roaring Twenties V2.0″ has begun, and with that, we must say farewell to Windows 7. This is a scary thought, knowing how many organizations are still standardized on Windows 7. Aside from Internet Backgammon and Checkers, we can also...

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WinCC OA: Setting up Chronograf with InfluxDB

By Calvin Hamus | 01/16/2020
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With the release of WinCC OA 3.17, one of the newest and biggest changes is the addition of the NextGen Archiver.  The NextGen Archiver runs on an InfluxDB database and is a great way to store your data.  InfluxDB is...

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IIoT | Edge: WinCC OA now Supports Node-RED

By Shawn Sandoval | 01/14/2020
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Inside of WinCC OA version 3.17, Node-RED is natively supported. This is important because this furthers the evolution of Siemens WinCC OA platform to support the ever-growing IIoT device market. To be concise, Node-RED will allow WinCC OA to communicate...

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DevOps: 6 Steps to Integrate Git into WinCC OA

By Calvin Hamus | 01/08/2020
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Inside of WinCC OA version 3.17, Git will be natively supported, however, with a little bit of work, you can leverage it with version release 3.16.  In this post, I will go through the required steps to add Git to...

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