Book Review – On Intelligence book reviews May 06, 2019


A year or two ago I was at a dinner at NI Week and I got to sit next to James Loftus. We were discussing artificial intelligence and he said “Oh you have to read this book called On Intelligence”. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is all the rage these days, even...

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The benefits of Continuous Integration continuous integration software engineering Apr 29, 2019

In a previous post, I talked about various ways to earn technical interest. One of those ways was Continuous Integration or CI. I thought I would elaborate a little on the benefits of using CI to automate the boring stuff so you can detect problems early, streamline your process, and...

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What are you designing for? software engineering Apr 22, 2019

My upcoming webinar got me thinking about a recent conversation that I had with Fabiola about design decisions. It also reminded me of a few of Steve’s recent blogposts on Design Priorities and on Project versus API Design.

My...

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Six Easy Ways To Earn Technical Interest continuous integration software engineering unit testing Apr 15, 2019

Steve Watts recently made a excellent blogpost about Technical Accounting. If you don’t follow Steve’s blog you definitely should. In this particular article, he coined the terms Technical Debt, Technical Investments, Technical Assets, and Technical Tax....

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April 2019 Webinar frameworks software engineering webinars Apr 08, 2019

Choosing a Framework – April 24th 11am-12pm MST

So many choices

DQMH, AF, DCAF, SMO, ALOHA, TLB, and I’m probably still missing some.  There are lots of LabVIEW Frameworks out there (and they all have cryptic acronymns).  If you are confused by this...

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Ergonomics 2 Apr 01, 2019

The last post I made was about ergonomics as far as keyboards and mice. I had a few other things I wanted to talk about, but the post got rather long so I cut them out. Since that post was so well-received I thought I would add another post about a few more ergonomic devices I have...

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Ergonomics Mar 25, 2019

There was a post on the LabVIEW forums recently about ergonomics. Someone on there was suffering from a repetitive strain injury in their wrist and was asking about vertical mice. They got a lot of varying advice and recommendations. It inspired me to add my $.02 here about my experience with...

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Update VMs on SSDs how to Mar 18, 2019

This post is an update to my previous posts on using Virtual Machines (VMs). Here are some links to those articles:

In part 2 I included a section on where to store VMs. I mentioned that I was using a USB 3.0 spinning drive to store my...

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A Business Case For Applying Design Patterns design patterns Mar 11, 2019
 

This is my fourth article in a series on the Gang of Four book on Design Patterns. I thought four was an appropriate number of articles. Here are links to the first 3 articles:

  1. Design Patterns – A Review
  2. OOP Design Patterns in Actor Framework Part 1
  3. OOP Design Patterns...
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OOP Design Patterns in Actor Framework Part 2 design patterns Mar 04, 2019

This is a continuation of my previous post on GOF Design Patterns in the Actor Framework. I found a lot of examples, so I decided to break it into 2 posts. You can access part 1 here and my review of the GOF Book here. Part 1 showed examples found in the Actor Framework...

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OOP Design Patterns in Actor Framework Part 1 design patterns Feb 25, 2019

Last week I wrote a review of the GOF Book on OOP Design Patterns. This week I would like to share some examples of these design patterns in action, so you can go look at them and see how they are implemented and used in LabVIEW. When I took Allen’s Actor Framework (AF)...

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eCLA Summit 2018 Quick Highlights conferences Feb 19, 2019

European CLA Summit in Madrid

I had the pleasure of being able to attend the European CLA Summit last week in Madrid. It was my first time at the European Summit. Just like the Americas summit, it was kind of like drinking from a fire hose. The quantity and quality of the information presented...

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