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Knock out some reusable code in between projects.

( Code Reuse and VIPM )

One great way to make the most of your time between projects is to work on your reusable code library.  You aren’t under the gun to finish a huge project, and you have some “free” time that’s not billable.  So, why not spend that time working on your reusable code?
You’ve probably created lots of reusable [...]

Customizing the LabVIEW Palettes is (Ridiculously) Hard

( JKI and LabVIEW and LabVIEW Tips and Rants and VIPM )
Have you ever tried editing the LabVIEW palettes in order to integrate your reusable VIs into LabVIEW?  If you have then you've undoubtedly experienced the frustration of finding your VIs missing from your custom palettes, at some point. Maybe you didn't realize one of the following facts about *.mnu files: Tip: you can skip over this list, because it's probably completely [...]

Monolithic vs. Modular Software Reuse Libraries (Part II)

In part I of this series, we discussed the benefits of the monolithic reuse library.  These benefits make it a very attractive solution in the early stages of a reuse library's evolution. Most of these benefits are a result of the fact that there is a single unit, which is easy to distribute, version control, and manage. However, a monolithic reuse library can quickly become [...]

VI Package Manager 1.1 Released

( Developer Tools and JKI and LabVIEW and VIPM )
I'm happy to announce that JKI has shipped the 1.1 release of VI Package Manager , a tool that makes it simple to find, download, and install reusable LabVIEW VIs directly into the functions palette. We're very proud of this release, as it adds an important new feature: configuration management. In this release, [...]

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