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JKI’s Highlights From NIWeek 2015

Wow! What a fantastic NIWeek. It may be over but our team at JKI is still reeling from the flurry of information and innovation jam-packed into an amazing week in Austin. From new NI embedded product lines to the launch of LabVIEW 2015 (which promises to help developer “write code faster; write faster code”) to technical sessions, social events, and inspiring keynotes. Here are some of our favorite moments and take-aways from NIWeek 2015: JKI Won two NI Engineering Impact Awards! We shared two NI Engineering Impact Awards with our customer Primus Power, first in the Energy category award and then

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JKI’s Unofficial Guide to Fun at NIWeek 2015

Once again, NIWeek is upon us. You’ve got your schedule almost dialed in. You know which technical sessions you’ll be attending (all three of the JKI sessions, of course!) and what booths you must visit but still aren’t sure about what other fun events are not to be missed. Well, we’re here to help! Check out our “unofficial” guide to NIWeek fun in Austin: Sunday, August 2 Ginger Man @ 8pm – For the early birds who arrive in Austin before NIWeek officially kicks off, check out Champion Rendezvous at the Ginger Man beginning at 8pm. This informal pre-conference gathering is a great

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Come Visit JKI @ NIWeek 2013

NIWeek 2013 is almost here! We’ll be there like always, and we’re in the same place as last year: Booth #630, right by the Technology Theater Stage. The best part of NIWeek is networking with other LabVIEW developers to learn and share with each other. Check out these great talks presented by JKI engineers and some of our friends in the LabVIEW world: Making the Most of New User Event Features in LabVIEW 2013 Wednesday, August 7 – 4:45-5:45 p.m. – Room 16A Michael Aivaliotis, JKI Event-based programming is a recognized best practice in software development, and it is particularly important in LabVIEW,

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NIWeek 2012: “Fire and Forget: Bulletproof Builds Using Continuous Integration With LabVIEW” Video & Slides Now Available

Thanks to everyone who attended my technical session at NIWeek 2012, “Fire and Forget: Bulletproof Builds Using Continuous Integration With LabVIEW.” The session was at the end of the last day of the conference, but the attendance and the energy was still great! Continuous Integration (CI)–continuously building and integrating your application to reduce risk and improve quality–is an important part of modern professional software development. There are many ways to implement CI for your LabVIEW projects, and in this presentation I describe how JKI has integrated Jenkins into our build process and how you can do the same thing in your organization.

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NIWeek 2012: “Secret Sauce: Tools to Make You a Better LabVIEW Developer” Video & Slides Now Available

This year I decided to do something a little bit different for NIWeek: an explicitly non-LabVIEW technical session! Obviously we all love LabVIEW and it’s why we’re all thrilled to get up and go to our jobs each morning, but how much time do you really spend writing code each week? It’s likely that a lot of your time is spent elsewhere – processing bugs, managing projects, communicating with customers, etc. In this technical session, I focus on all the tools we use at JKI besides LabVIEW, to take the pain out of all that business-critical non-coding time. Thanks again to everyone who attended. For

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LabVIEW 2012 Now Shipping With VIPM 2012

Today, National Instruments announced the release of LabVIEW 2012. Like every year, it includes a host of advancements and great new features. One of the coolest of these features is the inclusion of VIPM 2012 with every LabVIEW installation. That’s right – VIPM 2012 Free now ships with LabVIEW. This means that if you have LabVIEW 2012 installed on your computer, you already have the VIPM installer on your machine. To launch VIPM 2012, just click on Find Drivers and Add-ons >> Find LabVIEW Add-ons in the newly redesigned LabVIEW Getting Started window. If this is your first time launching VIPM

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JKI at NIWeek 2012: Work Smarter, Not Harder

It’s that time of year again! NIWeek 2012 lands next week, and JKI will be there again to spend quality time with friends old and new. Don’t miss us! We’re in Booth #630, right by the Technology Theater Stage. In addition to roaming the show floor and haunting the networking events, you’ll find us sharing our knowledge in the technical sessions. Check out these great talks presented by JKI engineers and some of our friends in the LabVIEW world:   Secret Sauce: Non-LabVIEW Tools to Make You a Better LabVIEW Developer Tuesday, August 7 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Room 12B

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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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NI Celebrates 20 Years of the Alliance Partner Network

National Instruments marked a big milestone at NIWeek 2011: 20 years of the NI Alliance Partner Network. JKI joined the Alliance program almost 9 years ago. We love the relationship we’ve built with NI over that time, and we’re delighted to share in the celebration. NI has been a huge part of JKI’s success, and we definitely wouldn’t be the same company without them. That’s why we were excited when NI asked our CEO, Jim Kring, to discuss what it means to be part of the NI Alliance Partner Network. In the interview, Jim and some other NI partners (Alfamation and Cal-Bay Systems)

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NIWeek 2011: “Five Clever Debugging Techniques” Slides and Code Now Available

First, I’d like to thank everyone who attended my presentation at NIWeek 2011. I know that the room was a schlep for everyone since it was not in the typical presentation area, so I was really excited that the session was full!  I’d also like to thank Michael Aivaliotis for helping me with impromptu technical support and a special guest appearance during the presentation with great comments about his own debugging tricks and tips. This presentation came about after I was working with several other JKI Engineers and it became obvious that many of us were using debugging techniques that others had

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