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Lazy Sunday

Yesterday, I didn’t get nearly enough work done. I was tired all day long and really dragging my feet. Well, it turns out that a bag of decaf (!?) coffee had somehow made it into rotation at the Kring household. It’s a good thing that this didn’t happen on a weekday.
I love [...]

EXPRESSIONFLOW

Tomi Maila has just started blogging about LabVIEW and visual programming on his blog site, EXPRESSIONFLOW. If you’ve been involved in the LabVIEW community for the past couple of years, then you know that Tomi has a lot to say about LabVIEW and object-oriented programming in LabVIEW. I’ve been reading Tomi’s postings on [...]

Why LabVIEW certification matters (to me)

The value of obtaining LabVIEW Certification is a topic of heated debate within the LabVIEW community. Some people seem very offended by the thought that they should take a test to prove that they can write good LabVIEW code. Certainly, there are people for whom certification matters and others for whom it does not matter. [...]

Moving is a pain

Moving to a new home is one of those things that gets harder to do, as life goes on. This is probably due to a combination of factors: as time goes by, we get more stuff, the stuff we get is increasingly heavier, and it gets harder for our aging bodies to carry all [...]

Refactoring the ReferenceObject example in LV 8.2

When I first got my hands on LabVIEW 8.2, I was really curious to see some of the shipping examples that show how to use the native object-oriented features in 8.2. I was extremely happy to see an example on objects by reference (ReferenceObject.lvproj).
Now, I’m not going to get into a debate on which [...]

Eyes on VIs: a new LV blog by Christina Rogers

There is a new LabVIEW blogger in town and her name is Christina Rogers. The blog is titled Eyes on VIs and we should consider ourselves very lucky that Christina will posting articles and her thoughts on various LabVIEW topics — she has been a long-time member of the LabVIEW R&D team at NI [...]

VI Package Manager – one busy year (part II)

In one of my last articles I mentioned that I’ve been keeping myself very busy, over the past year. My stated excuse was that I was writing a LabVIEW book (which has, by the way, just started shipping from the printer), but that [...]

Controlling the Exit of Built Applications

If you’ve ever built stand-alone executable applications (written in LabVIEW, of course), then you probably know that there are special issues that do you have to deal with in built applications that are not quite as important when you are only running your application inside the LabVIEW development environment. One often overlooked issue is how [...]

Still thinking in G – one busy year

Welcome to the new home of Thinking in G. You’ll notice that we now have our own web address, ThinkingInG.com. Previously, this site’s content was hosted on the LAVA blogs site (and I am very thankful to Michael A. and the LAVA community for this valuable service). Looking forward, I have a lot [...]

Fog Creek – Making Great Software

A while back, or company started using FogBugz for all of its bug and issue tracking and using Fog Creek Copilot for allowing our developers to assist each other and our customers remotely, over the Internet. These two software products, which are both authored by Fog Creek Software, are truly great. And, I am [...]

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