See us at NI Week 2019 conferences Feb 11, 2019

I am happy to announce that my presentation on Continuous Integration got accepted for NI Week 2019. Continuous Integration is a very interesting topic. It’s been gaining in adoption over the last couple of years. At some point in the near future, everyone who is serious about...

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What goes wrong with software? software engineering Feb 04, 2019

My friend Emre Tüzüner posted the following video on Linkedin recently.  It is “Uncle” Bob Martin talking to the Yale School of Management. If you have attended NI Week or the CLA summits lately you may have heard of Uncle Bob and the SOLID principles.  I...

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FREE Webinar Series webinars Jan 28, 2019

I’ve decided to put on a free webinar series this year.  I’m going to try to plan 1 webinar every other month.  I’m trying not to collide with NI week, the CLA summits, GDevCon, etc.  I don’t have all the dates set yet, but I do have a date set for February....

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Goal Setting in the New Year Jan 21, 2019

Since it’s a new year everyone is talking about goal setting. Because a lot of people struggle with goal setting, there are a lot of different methodologies out there. I’ve been thinking about this a lot in the past few weeks as I lay out some of my goals for 2019. I thought I would...

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GDevCon2 Submissions due. conferences Jan 14, 2019

The first annual GDevCon last year was a raving success. See my review here.

photo by Malcolm Meyers

Because it was such a success, there will be a GDevCon2 on August 21st and 22nd in Birmingham.

You have until Friday to submit your presentation ideas. Share your ideas and...

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Business Book Recommendations book reviews Jan 07, 2019

It’s January and the time of year where everyone starts planning for the year to come. If you like to read as I do, you may be making lists of books to read in the New Year. If you are, I’ve got a few books to recommend.

These are all books that I’ve read in the past two years,...

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Rocket Book Dec 12, 2018

If you are looking for an inexpensive gift this Christmas season, I suggest you check out the Rocket Book.  

They have a really cool video on their website that explains it all. Basically, it is a paper notebook.  You take notes on it with a special pen. ...

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Events for UI Actor Indicators software tools Dec 03, 2018

Allen Smith and I have been working on a side project we called Events for UI Actor Indicators for a couple months (we’ve both been busy lately).  It started with a discussion at a CLA summit in Austin.  That prompted Allen to come up with an idea and then at the European CLA...

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Ideal Development Machine Nov 23, 2018

Since it is Black Friday, now would be a great time to go shopping for a new development machine.  There was a post on the CLA Forums about it. Unfortunately you have to be a Certified LabVIEW Architect to view the CLA forum.  So I though I would post my recommendations here...

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How to use VIPM effectively software engineering software tools Nov 15, 2018

My friend Matt Richardson recently suggested I write a post about how I use packages in my workflow, particularly how I use VIPM. This is my response. Matt, hopefully I answered all your questions.

What is VIPM?

VIPM stands for VI package manager. It is a free tool made...

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AF Tester Now On GitLab software tools Nov 01, 2018

At the recent CLA Summit, there was a lot of talk about collaboration particularly about open source projects hosted on sites such as GitLab. I’m proud to announce that the AF Tester project that I’ve showcased in some of my recent presentations is now available on...

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LabVIEW Center of Excellence software engineering Oct 16, 2018

I just wanted to take a moment and highlight the LabVIEW Center of Excellence (COE) website. I thought it was pretty well-known, but after the recent CLA summit, I realized not everyone knows about it.  I ran into a fellow CLA there who was telling me about his new job. He had got...

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