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XML Notepad 2007 – new release

One of the members of the JKI team just pointed me to the new version (2.5.2798.17141) of XML Notepad.  The major improvement is performance — it’s MUCH faster!  The old version was pretty clunky (although, very feature rich and easy to use).

This free tool from Microsoft is very useful for editing and debugging XML when [...]

Video of JKI’s NIWeek 2008 presentation on code reuse

( JKI and LabVIEW and NI Week )

We’ve just posted video of JKI’s sold out NIWeek 2008 presentation on Effective LabVIEW Code Reuse Strategies and Tools.
We used Zentation to mash-up the Google Video with the PowerPoint slides and it turned out very good.  Next year, we’re going to try to focus on taking video of the presenters (hopefully with better lighting), rather [...]

LabVIEW 8.6 Quick Drop is awesome (and an unfair advantage)!

I’m lucky enough to have a new project that will be developed in LabVIEW 8.6 (which was just released at NIWeek 2008), so I get to start using various new features like Darren’s totaly awesome Quick Drop tool.  I’m really excited to start using Quick Drop, because I saw Darren (the LabVIEW R&D team member [...]

OpenG – Committed to Green Engineering Since 2001

I read a funny rant today, green gone wrong, by JA Varnell. This got me thinking…
OpenG has been green since 2001! In fact, we’re known throughout the LabVIEW community for how green our VIs are
But, that’s not the only way that OpenG is green.  Think of all the energy (both [...]

Your child can be a LabVIEW wiz kid!

This year, at NIWeek 2008, we saw a demo of the new Lego WeDo platform that allows primary school students, 7–11 years of age, to build and program Lego robots.  The demo was given by a youngster named Sara, who showed how to program robotic animals like a pro, using LabVIEW. (here’s a video of [...]

Delivering Sold-out NIWeek Presentations

( JKI and NI Week )
The JKI presentations at NIWeek 2008 were very popular -- the rooms were full to capacity while eager attendees were (unfortunately) turned away at the door due to fire safety concerns.  While the size of the audience is a good indication that people anticipated high-quality presentations, we were thrilled to received direct feedback from many attendees, afterward, who stated how much they enjoyed [...]

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