What Makes a Good PLC Program?

PLC programmers have been faced with a steep learning curve over the last 25 years, as technologies have moved quickly and almost all industries have implemented programmable logic controllers as a standard. This means that good experienced programs are hard to find, and while most companies offer programming services there are important features which are often missed out.

Firstly a PLC programmer should write code so that it can be easily understood. Documentation and structure are essential. This often involves a working knowledge of the plant or process, a good PLC should be able to solve engineering problems from a specification, not just produce lines of code. From my experience the best PLC programmers are always firstly engineers.

Secondly the end user should never need to look at the PLC programmer's code this might seem a contradiction of point one but a good program will perform without intervention. I work … Read More

Most Popular Types of Computer Games Available Today

Throughout the times, there have been many games which have been created for the sole purpose of entertaining the individual or groups of individuals, ranging from board games, video games to computer games. This article will focus on many different genres of computer gaming. There are a lot of genres within the gaming category, so we will focus on just the most popular ones.

Action games are games which require the use of quick reflexes, timing and possibly accuracy to achieve certain goals. Most action games emphasize on fighting or combat, but there are sub-genres of the action category which are popular, like fighting games and first-person shooters. Fighting games are mostly one on one combat with another player or a player versus the computer.

There are many combo's, special attacks and chains of attacks and blocks which all depend on the buttons which the players press. First person shooters, … Read More