WUELUG14: Of Dependencies and Packages

Our latest Würzburg LabVIEW User Group meeting – WUELUG14 – revolved around the topic of managing dependencies and packages in LabVIEW projects. Record numbers show that we’re on the right track picking our topics. Presenters – both well-known and new to WUELUG – who know what they’re talking about, and an audience that keeps the meeting alive with great questions… what could we ask more for?

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HSE Summit 2021

#teamhampelsoft has outgrown a single collocated office, so we’re not able to meet everybody in person on a regular basis. Even for those of us living in the same region, the pandemic has rendered physical meetings inappropriate. This is why we were delighted to be able to host our first ever HSE Summit last month – an in-person event focused on fostering our processes, our culture and our team spirit!

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Why to sit for a LabVIEW Certification? (Ode to CLA Summits)

For LabVIEW developers, there are a number of interesting certification programs out there. For obvious reasons, NI’s program is quite interesting as it’s the most prominent in the NI ecosystem, and some of the certifications (CLAD, CLD, CLA and CLED) are tailored to LabVIEW itself. CLA Selfie (Photo: Richard Thomas) NI Certification? NI says that their certifications allow you to “[d]emonstrate your skills to create applications with NI software and give customers, peers, and employers Read more…

DQMH 6.0 & DQMH Consortium

Wie schon in der letzten Folge des DQMH-Podcasts angekündigt ist DQMH 6.0 nun endlich öffentlich verfügbar, mit vielen neuen spannenden Features. Das neu formierte DQMH Consortium tritt mit diesem Release offiziell die Nachfolge von Delacor an. DQMH 6.0 – Fantastische Neuerungen! Die wichtigsten Updates sind: Neuer Ansatz zur Fehlerbehandlung, um den DQMH-Schleifen-spezifischen Fehlerursprung als Tag im Fehlerquellen-String zu speichern Neues Right-Click-Plugin “Find Event Frames” Wenn der Validate/Fixer die Start Module.vi nicht automatisch aktualisieren kann, erstellt Read more…

HSE Way of Working

Individuals prefer an individual WoW (way of working). Maybe especially software developers like to implement their personal perfect solution for a given problem. Some like it straight, others like it elegant and the third praise the KISS principle as the ultimate game-changer. But in the end, what we really need to find is a good way to work together. HSE WoW – LabVIEW is our MMORPG! LabVIEW is our MMORPG Our massive multiplayer online role-playing game is called LabVIEW. As Read more…

Branches are For Robots Too

For a long time I  largely ignored branches in git when working on my own. Quite frankly, as a solo developer I saw no benefit. I understood gitflow and its brethren but it looked like more work for me and no benefit. (again, as a solo developer, I have recommended it to many teams). I just created feature branches when there was a clear benefit. Recently though, I’ve been looking to up my automation game. Read more…

HTML On CompactRIO

For a while now, I’ve worked on using HTML pages as an interface to a remote cRIO system. In the National Grid power quality system I worked on, each unit has a web page for monitoring and configuration. One thing that is much easier with HTML is making dynamic pages. I previously worked on a project with the embedded display on the compactRIO which had to be dynamic depending on the configuration. It was a Read more…

The HSE COVIDuino

Even with our home office policy, working in the office is unavoidable at times. Amongst our stringent COVID-19 guidelines is regular ventilation. But when should we ventilate? We decided to solve this the HSE way – meet the COVIDuino! Air quality is an interesting topic. According to various studies, a carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration of over 1000 parts per million (ppm) in the air we breathe is detrimental to proper cognitive functions. In these times Read more…