It’s a setup

Consistency is key, you’ll hear me say that a lot. I have specialised in working with LabVIEW development teams over the past 18+ years and strongly believe that getting a process in place that encourages consistency is the key to improving quality and delivery performance. Forget banging your fist on the table or screaming at … [Read more…]

Make your own LabVIEW MDI

I’ve been using LabVIEW for a long time. I started out with version 3.1 for Windows but then went on to use some flavours of LabVIEW 2 for the Macintosh.  There have been some great additions since then including LabVIEW Classes, User events, network shared variab…….just kidding. Heck, even the colour box constant has moved … [Read more…]

The Safe Programmer’s Corner: Don’t go throwing a spanner in the works

At Delacor we often talk about programming style, and I like to refer to Fab’s style as “defensive programming”. The overwhelming theme in her code is focussed on robustness and avoiding, wherever possible, the opportunity for things to go wrong. Over the past few years this has resulted in several internal “tips & tricks” for … [Read more…]

Just passing through

  This is a post I have been wanting to write for a long time, not to share some technical nuance or promote some new product, but because of the philosophical debate that I hope it promotes. It is something I have wondered about for several years, and my viewpoint on it has shifted several times.  In … [Read more…]

Looking Back at 2015

As we approach the end of the year, it is all too easy to get caught up in planning the events and goals for 2016. However, it’s worth taking the time to look back on the year just gone and reflect on the achievements and lessons learned. Events of 2015 As National Instruments Alliance partners … [Read more…]