Simple DQMH Do’s and Don’ts frameworks how to Apr 10, 2018

Today’s post consists of some simple do’s and don’ts in order to get the most out of using the DQMH.  The DQMH is a great tool, but like any tool, if you misuse it, you can create a mess.  In a previous post, I mentioned Developer Dan  (who actually happens...

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Actor Tester conferences software tools Apr 03, 2018

Here is the video from my recent presentation in Madrid.

Enjoy.

Thanks to Jeffery Habbet for the recording.

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Build Your Framework On a Good Foundation frameworks Mar 23, 2018

If you have been following any of my presentations at various NI events lately, you’ll know that one of my big focuses lately has been on the development process and frameworks.  I just recently inherited a project from someone, let’s call him Developer Dan. Dan taught me a very...

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Finding LabVIEW Version of a File software tools Mar 16, 2018

Since I do consulting, I often end up inheriting code.  Often I get called in because someone had hired a LabVIEW developer to write some code for them and then the LabVIEW developer had disappeared, either retired or moved, or got another job or something similar.  Luckily they...

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Developer Series Presentation frameworks Mar 07, 2018

Recently I was very lucky, in that National Instruments decided to use a presentation I put together for one of their Developer Series presentations.  It’s a series of presentations on best practices for developing code in LabVIEW.

Here is the video and below is the chat log.

Enjoy.

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3 Marketing Books Worth Reading book reviews Feb 26, 2018

We are all in Marketing.

I know this blog is supposed to be about LabVIEW and automation, but if we’re honest, we are all in marketing. Whether you work for yourself as a consultant or if you work for an Alliance Partner or some large industrial company, you constantly need to market...

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Design Patterns – A review book reviews design patterns Feb 18, 2018

I recently finished reading “Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software” by Erich Gamm, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissades. Due to its popularity, the length of the title, and the fact that it has 4 authors, it is affectionately known as the...

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2018 European CLA Summit in 2 weeks Jan 30, 2018

The European CLA summit will be taking place in 2 weeks in Madrid.  I was luckily enough to be selected to be a speaker.  Here is a brief teaser of what I am going to talk about.

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The software engineering book I should have read 10 years ago book reviews software engineering Jan 11, 2018

I recently just finished reading “A Software Engineering Approach to LabVIEW” by Jon Conway and Steve Watts.  The whole time I was reading it, I couldn’t help but think: “I wish I would have read this 10 years ago.  It would have saved me a lot of...

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NI Classes on Object Oriented Programming and Actor Framework Jan 08, 2018

For those of you who want to take your programming to the next level, there are 2 classes coming ot Denver (actually the NI training facility in Louisville.) 

 

One is an introduction to LVOOP – LabVIEW Object Oriented Programming. It talks about how to apply Object-Oriented...

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National Instruments is coming to Denver conferences Oct 26, 2017

National Instruments is coming to Denver next week.  They are hositng 2 events at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel in BroomField CO.  On Tuesday October 31st they are hosting the Denver CLD Summit and on Wednesday November 1st they are hosting NI Developer...

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Introducing Automatic Version Manager (AVM) for LabVIEW software tools Mar 07, 2017

This video is a  demo of some software I wrote called Automatic Version Manager for LabVIEW.  AVM is a solution for dealing with multiple versions of LabVIEW installed on the same computer.  If you have ever used multiple versions of LabVIEW on the same computer, you...

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