Filtered by Author: Jack Dunaway

Don’t Throw Away Your “Throw-Away” Code

Lately, software testing has been on my mind. I’ve been trying to dial in the sweet spot where automated testing is directly profitable by decreasing net development time, and indirectly profitable by increasing the intangible perception of quality. Here’s the problem: unit testing can seem tedious. Prohibitively expensive. Tough to justify. Even intimidating! As a result, applications and application components can easily get starved of any form of automated testing. A colleague let me in on a secret that helps break down these misconceptions. It’s simple, and maybe even obvious, but it’s still a secret worth sharing: a unit is as big

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NIWeek 2011: “Put the LabVIEW Community to Work for You” Slides Now Available

Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation at NIWeek 2011. It was great to see so much interest, and I was especially happy to see a lot of NI people there.  I hope everyone gleaned something to make you more successful in the LabVIEW Ecosphere. If you’re like me, it’s easy to think of social media and forums as just a big hole in the internet you throw your productivity into. But that’s not always true – spending time socializing on LAVA, the NI Forums, etc., can be a great way to increase technical knowledge and build your own professional

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