Category Archives: VI Tester

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Speeding Up Large Application Build Cycles with VI Tester

JKI’s VI Tester is a LabVIEW unit testing framework that helps developers write and execute automated tests to guarantee their software components work as designed.  Although this usually means verifying that software components meet certain functional requirements, VI Tester can be used … Continue reading

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VI Tester 1.1.2 Now Available

I’m very excited to announce that VI Tester 1.1.2 has been released on the VI Package Network.  As lead developer of VI Tester, I’m happy to tell you that this release fixes all of the known user-reported issues to date, … Continue reading

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VI Tester 1.1.1 Released, Fixes LabVIEW Project Integration in LV 2009

We’ve just released VI Tester 1.1.1 on the VI Package Network.  This release contains a fix for a minor bug that caused the VI Tester toolbar to not show up in the LabVIEW 2009 Project Explorer window. You can download … Continue reading

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Unit Testing VI Properties

Have you ever set a reentrant VI to non-reentrant in order to facilitate debugging, only to forget to set the VI back to reentrant when you’re done?  This mistake can be very tough to debug, as the difference in behavior (between … Continue reading

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JKI Announces VI Tester 1.1 Release in JKI Labs

JKI is pleased to announce the release of VI Tester 1.1.  This release fixes several issues reported by the community, and also adds some significant new features: A programmatic API so you can run tests and obtain their results from … Continue reading

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LabVIEW Project Integration for VI Tester

NI’s New Year’s resolution to provide better support for third-party LabVIEW addons is already bearing fruit in some big ways inside JKI. Very soon, you’ll be able to access VI Tester directly from the LabVIEW project toolbar. By clicking on … Continue reading

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Bay Area LabVIEW User Group Meeting on 2009-02-18

If you’re going to be in the San Francisco Bay Area next Wednesday evening (February 18th, 2009 at at 6pm), then be sure to come to the LabVIEW User Group Meeting at the NI Mountain View office. Jim Kring and Omar Mussa will … Continue reading

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VI Tester – A Product of the JKI Development Process

Last week, JKI released VI Tester.  To some, this might seem like an overnight development, but it is really the result of several years of internal development and eating our own dog food.  This is something that’s very important to … Continue reading

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