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 forgotten or never knew existed. We recorded a live screencast of the session and will upload it once we've got it ready, but for those who'd like to review the slides or download the code now, check them out below.
Do you any super-secret debugging techniques of your own? Share them in the comments below.
Title: Five Clever Debugging Techniques for Every LabVIEW Developer
Abstract: Do you want to be a LabVIEW bug assassin? Do you want to identify, isolate, and fix bugs faster than your coworkers by using clever tricks? Learn several powerful built-in LabVIEW debugging techniques ranging from simple tools like retain wire values to the best LabVIEW debugging feature that no one knows about.
Download Slides & Code: niweek-2011-jki-clever-debugging-techniques.zip (1.0 MB)
- Example code requires LabVIEW 2011.
- Example code depends on several free LabVIEW add-on libraries. To install these libraries, use VI Package Manager 2011 Community Edition to "apply" the included VI Package Configuration file. See Secret #3 in this JKI blog post for more information.
- Example code includes a free trial version of the EasyXML Toolkit for LabVIEW. The full version of EasyXML costs $99 and is a 2011 LabVIEW Add-on of the Year.