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Content and Communities for LabVIEW Application Development

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Software Engineering

LabVIEW Development Practices

Other Content Resources

Code Repositories

Other Online Resources

 

 

LabVIEW Design and Architecture

LabVIEW Development Tools

Development Guides

Application Frameworks

Blogs

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 Center of Excellence

 

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 Center of Excellence

 

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 Center of Excellence

 

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.

 

LabVIEW Web Development Center
forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Web-Development/ct-p/7010

 

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

ni.com/labviewcoe

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

CODE REPOSITORIES

LabVIEW Tools Network (LVTN)
ni.com/labviewtools
Online store for LabVIEW and NI-related tools and add-ons

LAVA Downloads
https://lavag.org/files/
LabVIEW code shared by the LAVA community

VI Package Manager
https://vipm.jki.net/packages

Reference Design Portal
ni.com/referencedesigns

GitHub

Trending LabVIEW Projects on GitHub

All LabVIEW Projects on GitHub

 

GitLab

LabVIEW Project on GitLab

 

BitBucket

LAVA projects on BitBucket

 

 

APPLICATION FRAMEWORKS

Actor Framework
Actor Framework NI Community Group
Getting Started with the Actor Framework

DQMH
DQMH on LVTN
DQMH Product Page

DCAF - ni.com/dcaf

JKI State Machine Objects
SMO Group
SMO on GitHub

Messenger Library
ML on LVTN


 

 

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

LAVA LabVIEW Advanced Virtual Architects
https://lavag.org/
Active community driven discussion forum and code sharing site for any and all LabVIEW related topics.

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

LabVIEW Craftsmen - www.labviewcraftsmen.com/blog

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

Eyes on VIs - blog.eyesonvis.com

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

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

 

authored by
Christian L, CLA
Principal Systems Engineer - Partner Training and Proficiency - National Instruments

  
Comments
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.

Certified LabVIEW Architect * Certified LabVIEW Embedded Developer * Certified Professional Instructor * LabVIEW Champion * Code Janitor
Member rpodsim
Member

The Center of Excellence links don't work.

 

Links point to: https://learn.ni.com/labview-center-of-excellence, should be https://learn.ni.com/center-of-excellence

Ryan Podsim, CLA
BEI Precision Systems and Space Company
www.beiprecision.com
Active Participant Christian_L
Active Participant

@rpodsim,  Thank. Fixed.

authored by
Christian L, CLA
Principal Systems Engineer - Partner Training and Proficiency - National Instruments