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Azure IoT Edge makes it possible to move cloud analytics and costum logic to to "the edge", in our case to our PLCnext device. This has some benefits in decreasing used bandwidth and latency. With Azure IoT Edge you can develop and deploy your own applications form a central cloud application. In this blog you will learn how to set Azure IoT Edge and some of it's basic principles.

This tutorial I will show you how to handle Multi-language functions i PLCnext Engineer since this is supported from 2021.0 LTS.

The following example will use English as default language and Swedish as alternative language

Hardware: AXC F 2152 PLCnext controller (from FW 2021.0 LTS)

Software: PLCnext Engineer 2021.0 LTS

Project: Starterkit Demo project (Project need to adopted to 2021.0 LTS)


In this article I will explain how to use catch2 to do unit testing.

How to build

To build the sources, you have to download a release from Now you can compile the source with gcc. The following code-snippet will show the cmake script to compile.

#Please set the environment variables to your needs cmake \ -G "Unix Malkefiles" \ -D CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release \ -D BUILD_TESTING=OFF \ -D BUILD_SHARED_LIBS=ON \ -D "CMAKE_STAGING_PREFIX=${CMAKE_STAGING_PREFIX}" \ -D "CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=${CMAKE_STAGING_PREFIX}" \ -D BUILD_TESTS=OFF \ -S "${SOURCE_DIRECTORY}" \ -B "${BUILD_DIRECTORY}" cmake --build "${BUILD_DIRECTORY}" --target install