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Check Out The Latest Instrumentation Newsletter and Be a LabVIEW Bug Exterminator

JKI is proud to be featured in the 2012 Q1 issue of NI’s Instrumentation Newsletter. If you subscribe to it, the new issue is probably sitting on your desk right now! You can also read the Q1 2012 issue online or use this direct PDF link (81 MB). If you flip to page 26 of that issue, you’ll find an article by Omar Mussa and myself, entitled Clever Debugging Techniques for Every LabVIEW Developer. We surveyed our colleagues at JKI and our friends in the LabVIEW ecosystem to learn some of the clever tricks professional LabVIEW developers use to save time, eliminate bugs, and build

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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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NIWeek 2011: “Beyond State Machines” Slides and Code Now Available

Thank you to everyone who packed the room for my NIWeek 2011 presentation last week, especially those of you who sat on the floor! The questions and discussion were great, and I’m sorry we only had an hour to kill together. If you missed my talk, or if you just can’t get enough, don’t worry; the slides and sample code are now available for download below. If you’re interested in interprocess communication in LabVIEW, or if you just want to see a novel use for LabVIEW’s User Events, please give this framework a try! And as always, comments/questions/criticism are encouraged.

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JKI’s Unofficial Guide to NIWeek Fun

If you’re an NIWeek veteran, you might already know the unofficial “fun” schedule. If you’re a newbie, you’ll be delighted to know there’s something cool going on almost every night. You just need to know where to look… Saturday night (July 30) NI throws their Sales Conference the weekend before NIWeek. So if you happen to be in town super-early, text your friendly NI Sales folks Saturday night after dinner to find the party. Or just go wandering around downtown and keep an eye out. Buffalo Billiards and Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street are typical haunts, as are Cedar Street

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NIWeek Warm-Up: Good Times at NIC

After the CLA Summit, Jim joined Justin, Michael and me in Austin spend quality time with National Instruments. We spent a few days talking with various groups at NI about how we can collectively promote world domination adoption through LabVIEW. But what's a trip to NI without a good party?! Springtime in Austin is a lovely time for a BBQ, so we threw one on NI’s lawn. Check out the photos!

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CLA Summit 2011: Public & Private Events Framework Slides Now Available

If you missed my presentation at the Certified LabVIEW Architects (CLA) Summit 2011, fear not!  The slides and example code are now available for download below.  Thanks to everyone who attended; your questions, comments, and insight made it a success. I’m working to evolve and expand this presentation for the future.  With any luck, I’ll deliver an upgraded and improved version of it at NIWeek 2011, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, if you love it, hate it, or have questions, please let me know in the comments. Title: Beyond State Machines: Building Modular Applications in LabVIEW Using Public & Private

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Miss the CLA Summit Next Year

Last week’s Certified LabVIEW Architects (CLA) Summit 2011 at National Instruments was a great experience!  The topics were deep and informative, and the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other engineers inside and outside NI was welcome. With those things in mind, I made a list of the top 5 things I brought home from this year’s CLA Summit.  If you weren’t there, this is what you missed! Justin’s Top 5 Reasons to Not Miss the CLA Summit Next Year 1. Other CLAs will explain LabVIEW “bugs” to you. During my presentation on Public and Private Events another CLA (thanks, Steen!) raised

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VI Packages Dominate Top 5 LabVIEW Add-ons

In the latest issue of NI News, National Instruments reveals the LabVIEW Tools Network’s “Top 5 Most Downloaded LabVIEW Apps in 2010″, and they’ve all got something in common.  They’re all VI Packages, built with JKI’s VI Package Manager!  VI Packages are VIPM’s special file format for LabVIEW add-ons.  They allow you to install LabVIEW add-ons in just a couple clicks, and manage them safely and easily. Read the full issue here, or click the image below. If you’re not already using VIPM to install LabVIEW add-ons from LabVIEW Tools Network, what are you waiting for?  Install the free VIPM Community Edition and get started!

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