Archive for August 2012
What level of LabVIEW user are you—a developer, engineer, or architect? Is it even important?
Absolutely. These categories make it easy for NI to tailor helpful resources to your individual needs. By visiting the LabVIEW Skills Guide, you can see what defines these levels and which trainings or guides we recommend each use to help them develop successful applications faster.
Here are a few examples of skills you can learn from the latest guide:
For Technicians or Basic Developers
- Troubleshoot and debug LabVIEW code
- Apply key LabVIEW elements for relating data (such as arrays, clusters, and typedefs)
- Apply design patterns and templates
For Software Engineers
- Optimize reuse of existing code for your projects
- Design, implement, document, and test code modules for each task
- Derive a task list and high-level flowchart to guide design and development
For Software Architects
- Analyze, critique, and improve the architecture of a LabVIEW application
- Optimize code and resources to effectively reduce development time and costs
- Design an application using object-oriented design principles
Best of all, many of these resources are free or available at a discounted price for students. Questions? Post your comments below and we’ll follow up on them personally.
Jeff K demos LabVIEW touch base programming examples including creating VI's on a tablet.
Here’s part two of our LabVIEW 2012 features list. See something you want changed? Let the community know by sharing it on the LabVIEW Idea Exchange. We have a proven track record of listening to—and acting upon—requests made from our community.
NI’s research and development team has made substantial efforts to improve the stability of LabVIEW 2012. In this version, you’ll see how their hard work paid off. But stability isn’t the only focus. Improving the edit-time responsiveness of the entire LabVIEW platform was also a priority, as well as a better error reporter and higher prioritization of CARs.
LabVIEW FPGA lets designers use less engineering resources and get to market faster. Powerful new features, like faster compilation and tools for simplifying IP resuse, shorten development time and improve the performance of applications.
The LabVIEW Robotics Simulator, based on the Open Dynamics Engine, is a physics-based simulator that emulates robotics design, letting developers validate design and algorithm choices more efficiently and effectively.
The “NI ecosystem” is another way of saying our users’ community—their access to each other and extras (like package downloads, add-ons, and instrument drivers). These all help to increase productivity, while offering a large space for certified developers to discuss and grow their ideas. Explore the network to see how it can benefit you.