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Content and Communities for LabVIEW Application Development

 

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Software Engineering for LabVIEW Technical Manual

bit.ly/lv_swe

 

Advanced Application Development with LabVIEW / Software Engineering with LabVIEW

ni.com/largeapps  /  ni.com/white-paper/7117/en/

Collection of white papers, tutorials and training content for advanced application development and SW engineering with LabVIEW.

 

Unit Testing Group

forums.ni.com/t5/Unit-Testing-Group/gp-p/5182

Discuss tools and methods to perform unit tests on our LabVIEW code and show the benefits from doing so.

 

Software Engineering Overview

http://forums.ni.com/t5/User-Group-Resource-Center/Software-Engineering-Overview/gpm-p/3538193

 

LABVIEW DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

Using Custom Templates and Sample Projects to Develop LabVIEW Projects

ni.com/tutorial/14045/en/

 

Abstraction Distraction

forums.ni.com/t5/Abstraction-Distraction/gp-p/grp-3010

Working group dedicated to the art of creating abstraction designs and tools for test and measurement applications.

 

Actor Framework

forums.ni.com/t5/Actor-Framework/ct-p/7001

This community supports the Actor Framework with backports to earlier LabVIEW versions, debugging tools, discussions of issues, and proposals for future enhancements of the framework.

 

Scalable Design Patterns in LabVIEW

forums.ni.com/t5/Developer-Center-Resources/Scalable-Design-Patterns/ta-p/3534309

 

 

 

LABVIEW DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES

LabVIEW Development Best Practices Community

forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Development-Best/ct-p/7007

Collection of guidelines, tools and best practices for designing and developing large LabVIEW applications and managing the software engineering process.

 

Hidden Gems in vi.lib

forums.ni.com/t5/Hidden-Gems-in-vi-lib/gp-p/8518

Useful VIs that ship with LabVIEW, but are not fully documented and supported by NI.

 

LabVIEW Object Oriented Programming Resource Directory

forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Development-Best/Object-Oriented/ta-p/3523820

 

LabVIEW Shortcut Menu Plug-Ins

forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Shortcut-Menu-Plug-Ins/tkb-p/3013

Share and discuss the shortcut plug-ins made possible with LabVIEW 2015 and later.

 

 

LabVIEW DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

LabVIEW User Interface (UI) Interest Community

forums.ni.com/t5/UI-Interest-Group/ct-p/7019

Discussions and sharing of anything related to the LabVIEW front panel and user interface, including custom control themes, XControls, best practices and templates.

 

LabVIEW Real-Time Developers Community

forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Embedded/bd-p/420

Discussions and sharing for LabVIEW Real-Time specific topics. 

 

LabVIEW Continuous Integration

forums.ni.com/t5/Continuous-Integration/gp-p/5035

Information about setting up Continuous Integration with LabVIEW and other NI products; integration with Jenkins.

 

LabVIEW VI Analyzer

forums.ni.com/t5/VI-Analyzer-Enthusiasts/ct-p/7021

Discussions on ways to use and improve the VI Analyzer, plus many new tests for VI Analyzer.

 

LabVIEW Quickdrop

forums.ni.com/t5/Quick-Drop-Enthusiasts/gp-p/grp-1251

Discussions on ways to use and improve the Quick Drop feature of LabVIEW.

 

OTHER CONTENT RESOURCES

LabVIEW Tools Network Developer Center

forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Tools-Network-Developer/ct-p/7009

The Add-on Dev Center contains detailed technical content for developing LabVIEW add-ons. Managed by the LabVIEW Tools Network.

 

LabVIEW Center of Excellence

forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Center-of-Excellence/gp-p/5305

Best practices and proficiency content intended for large LabVIEW development groups

 

User Group Resource Center

forums.ni.com/t5/User-Group-Resource-Center/gp-p/5306

Learning content for LabVIEW user groups

 

Reference Design Portal

ni.com/referencedesigns

Collection of Reference Designs and Reuse Code (libraries, components, templates, application frameworks, etc.) that are useful in the development of applications and systems. 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT GUIDES

LabVIEW High-Performance FPGA Developer's Guide

 

LabVIEW for CompactRIO Developer's Guide

 

Test Management Software Developers Guide

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

LabVIEW Makerhub 

labviewmakerhub.com

LabVIEW MakerHub is a community designed to inspire, enable, challenge, and support makers using LabVIEW.

 

LabVIEW Architects Forum

forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Architects-Forum/gp-p/5071

Providing a forum to exchange ideas on advanced LabVIEW topics. All are welcome, but Certified LabVIEW Architects and Developers, and those working at that level, will benefit most from participating.

 

BLOGS

Eyes on VIs - blog.eyesonvis.com

 

Not a Tame Lion - www.notatamelion.com/blog

 

LabVIEW Craftsmen - www.labviewcraftsmen.com/blog

 

Software Engineering for LabVIEW - ekerry.wordpress.com

 

VI High (LabVIEW Training Video Blog) - blog.sixclear.com

 

Delacor Blog and Content - http://delacor.com/media/

 

Software Engineering for LabVIEW - https://labviewguru.com/

 

authored by
Christian L, CLA
Principal Systems Engineer - Partner and Ecosystem Development - National Instruments
Any attached Code is provided As Is. It has not been tested or validated as a product, for use in a deployed
application or system, or for use in hazardous environments. You assume all risks for use of the Code,
and use of the Code is subject to the Sample Code License.

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Active Participant FabiolaDelaCueva Active Participant
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I tried to edit the link for the LabVIEW Architects Forum to point to the new location:

http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Architects-Forum/gp-p/5071

However, I kept getting an error saying that the page conatins invalid HTML code and it would not let me publish it.

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