Hi Shrey and everyone
My name is Steve Goodwin and I'm a freelance software developer working in the UK ... TZ is GMT here but I'm often around in the evenings so pretty much any-time can be fine with me.
I already have some production code using a subset of PI AF SDK for fetching various point values from the Data Archive and from things like Table Lookup in the AF server... and it uses Data Pipes ... but there is a great deal I don't know and I have zero experience of Notifications and Event Frames so I'm particularly looking forward to learning in those areas.
@Shrey ... I will need to have a chat with you about the final project as I do not have access to any PI servers with real data and the final certificate is important to me.
I do have a Dev Club trial instance of PI Data Archive and PI AF installed on a test domain that I set up last week ... I included all options in the setup and am using a local SQL Server 2014 Express plus I'll (probably) install PI Vision next week.. I will be converting it to a regular paid subscription prior to expiration of the trial ... or sooner if needed.
I have already loaded "NuGreen", the weather example, and I worked through "Tanks a Million" to try and make sure my install worked OK and I have not found anything that looked like an issue as yet.
The "Asset Based PI Example Kit for Oil & Gas Well Drilling & Completion" seems complicated but interesting because the company I wrote the production code for works in that area (though I still have a lot to learn there too).
My dev machine is not on the test domain but I have a Trust set up in DA and I have run apps (inc' VS for debug) "runas /netonly" in the past and that has always worked for me ... and seems to be working fine with my new local DevClub servers as I'm able to read data back into test code from the weather example.
Looking forward to the next 3 weeks
With your background, you should have no problem in the course and I'm looking forward to seeing your final project. Feel free to send me an email with your concerns regarding the project and we can definitely work something out. Also, you don't really need "real" data for the final project. You can use any of our asset based example kits and the data generated by them to do the project. My personal favorite is the Oil Rig data set.
I'm Eric from Edmonton Alberta, Canada (MST)
Most of my experience coding with osiSoft so far has been with the web API. For my latest project though, I need something a little more direct and that uses a lot less ephemeral ports.
Looking forward to learning a lot here!
Excited to have you in the course. Since PI Web API is built on top of the AF SDK this course will give you an idea of what goes on behind each PI Web API request.
Let me know if you have any questions.
- Shrey Satpathy
Good evening Shrey,
Is this the best place to lay out the project plan, or through email, or...?
If you'd like to share it with the class then you can just start a new discussion in the Discussion Forum for this class. Or if you'd like to share it and discuss it with me then just respond to the original class email I sent out. Let me know if for some reason you didn't receive it.