Simplicity of Design frameworks software engineering Mar 16, 2022
 

I recently read XP Explained. It had a section on page 109 where it talked about simplicity. I often talk about the importance of simplicity. In fact, it’s on my list of fundamental assumptions about coding. In XP Explained, Kent Beck lists 4 criteria to evaluate how...

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TDD in LabVIEW using Caraya frameworks Jan 25, 2021

I’ve written a lot about Unit Testing in LabVIEW. There are a variety of frameworks. My go-to is JKI VI Tester, but JKI’s Caraya has been gaining popularity lately. I finally had time to sit down with it and practice some Test Driven Development (TDD). This is where you write the...

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DQMH Podcast frameworks Sep 30, 2020

It’s offical! The DQMH podcast form Chris Farmer at Wired-in Software has been officially released! It’s exciting to have some new listening material about LabVIEW!

It’s been a while since we have had a good LabVIEW Podcast. We used to have VIshots...

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Managing Dependencies with DQMH Messages frameworks how to software engineering Dec 09, 2019

In one of his talks, Uncle Bob describes Software Engineering as the art of managing dependencies. This is something that a lot of new programmers have difficulty with. I often run into code written by beginners (and some not-so-beginnners) that has lots of circular dependencies. I also see...

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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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The case for using a standard framework frameworks Jun 06, 2018

Why should I use a standard framework instead of my homebrew QSM, producer-consumer, etc architecture?

I spent May 21-24 in Austin for NI Week  (see my review here). If you have been following any of my recent posts and presentations, you will know that I have done a lot of...

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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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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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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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