The Graphical Tax

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about tooling. I’ve been getting my CI system running smoothly (ish, more on that later) as well as exploring another new language and working on open source projects on GitHub. I’ve realised that there are specific penalties that we have to face as LabVIEW developers that are largely down to the graphical nature of LabVIEW. In my head, I think of this as the graphical tax and thought it Read more…

WUELUG06: July 2019

WUELUG06, our sixth meeting, took us back to the HSE head-quarters. In spite of the summer break and travel bans, 18 #LabVIEWfriends went literally the extra mile to join us, two of them new members! The verdict: Excellent presentations, inspiring discussions, and a code review that turned into an LVOOP crash course. WUELUG06: LabVIEW Aficionados beating the summer heat! In case you don’t know, our user group has been awarded National Instruments’ User Group Innovation Read more…

Community Collaboration

One of the best things of LabVIEW (if not the best thing) is its awesome community. The readiness to help each other is second to none. In order to do our part, we started making some of our repositories public. And lo and behold, we now have the first collaborator! innofas GmbH, a company specializing in electro-technical vehicle components, utilises our our Generic Networking DQMH modules and agreed to give back to the community by Read more…

WUELUG05: SKZ

Another three months have passed since our last Wuerzburg LabVIEW Users Group meeting. Again, we were hosted at a company involved in the LabVIEW community, this time at the SKZ, the German Plastics Center. WUELUG05 SKZ Our LabVIEW friends at SKZ were kind enough to host us for the meeting. The Plastics Center (Kunststoff-Zentrum) was founded in 1961, right here in Würzburg. Since then, they have expanded to many other locations in Germany. In addition, Read more…

CLA Summit 2019 in Krakow

This year the European Certified LabVIEW Architects Summit (CLA Summit) took place in the heart of Central Europe in Krakow, Poland. National Instruments’ annual event enables LabVIEW Architects to give and listen to presentations, to learn about new products and to mingle with like-minded people. #teamhampelsoft meeting up with their LabVIEW friends The Location This year’s event was hosted at the AGH University of Science and Technology. Our catering was phenomenal at the event! In Read more…

Motivation

There are various definitions of success, and the ones I like revolve around the topic of happiness. Having fun doesn’t hurt, no matter the situation! And work should be fun: We stand up for what’s fun, we enjoy what’s fun, and we do stuff well if it’s fun. And without even noticing, motivation sneaked up and made us do our work better. And I love better! The HSE Finisher Badge is awarded to those that Read more…

WUELUG04: Siemens PCTC

For the fourth meeting of the Würzburg LabVIEW User Group (WUELUG), we managed to talk our customer Siemens into opening the doors of their brand-new Power Converter Test Center in Nuremberg. 23 of our members took this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – an outstanding success for our still very young user group! 23 WUELUGers – an awesome crowd! For the last three years, we’ve been working together with our colleagues from the Transmission Solutions Business Unit of Read more…

What Is The NI STS?

The NI STS First of all, be aware that this review of the NI STS is intentionally a cynical look at a marketing message and is not intended to be a “fact check” post about this claim. The text below may contain sarcasm, irony and should be taken in the manner it is intended. For a serious description and discussion about the exceptionally good product that is the NI STS, please see the website here Read more…