Send me your worst LabVIEW VI

I always enjoy the shock and awe of showing a picture of a VI that instantly makes an audience reel with pain, but I’ve been using the same one for far too long.

If anyone has an especially offensive block diagram that they’re willing to share, please send it to me. It might make an appearance in an upcoming Developer Days keynote!

Send them to me at

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Understanding Relative and Symbolic Paths in LabVIEW

If you haven’t seen it, check out Chris Malato’s recent blog detailing how LabVIEW resolves links to dependencies: Understanding Relative and Symbolic Paths in LabVIEW.

The concepts covered in his post are important for anyone who is working through how and where to manage components of a large system that they’re attempting to distribute and/or manage the configuration of.

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Who is coming to NIWeek?

NIWeek 2014 is less than a month away.  If you haven’t already, you can register and see the full list of technical sessions at

Also, be sure to get your tickets to the LAVA BBQ, which is a great event for connecting with other passionate and experienced G developers.  Tickets are only $30 until July 11th.

One of the most valuable aspects of NIWeek for me is the opportunity to engage directly with LabVIEW programmers to discuss their applications.  If anyone is interested in getting together at NIWeek to talk shop, email me directly at

See you there!


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