Friday, May 29, 2009

LabVIEW Scripting

If "VIs dynamically constructing new VIs" doesn't sound like the premise of a bad summer movie to you, then you might be interested in the recent LabVIEW Scripting post on NI Communities.

To quote Darren Nattinger (who has a lot more experience with Scripting than me), "LabVIEW Scripting is an (until today) internal LabVIEW feature that allows you to write VIs that create, modify, and inspect other VIs."

Important note: "As this is an 'NI Labs' product, NI will not be supporting LabVIEW Scripting through Applications Engineering." That means if you have technical questions, you will need to post them to the API Community instead of going through NI's usual support channels.

In my experience, Scripting is very difficult to work with, but I am really looking forward to seeing what people will do with it. JKI has already announced the JKI Right-click Framework for LabVIEW, which will allow end-users to add features to the LabVIEW editor itself. Pretty cool.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Help Define the New LabVIEW Advanced Course

Scott Romine and Nancy Hollenback are rewriting the LV Advanced I Course, and they want your help!

Join the Designing, Drafting, & Developing the LV Advanced Course group on NI Communities to participate in discussions and polls that will shape the future of the course.

I've joined the group, and I look forward to hearing everyone's input on what techniques every LabVIEW developer should master!