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Here's an index to my ramblings.
Mainly it's the response that I enjoy the most. Always read the comments, there's gold in them there comments.
As I now have a weight of material I thought it would be good to have a cross-reference/index. I will update this as I go along.
1 - LabVIEW Design - An introduction
2 - LabVIEW Smells - Anti-patterns
3 - A Rant about FGVs
5 - Design is not black and white!
6 - CODE Smell: if not EASY and not SIMPLE or not UNDERSTANDABLE=COMPLEX LOGIC!
8 - LVOOP and how it got fixed in my head
9 - Over-painting
10 - Databases with Jonny and Stevey
11 - Encapsulating Encapsulation
12 - If LabVIEW was SteveVIEW
14 - As requested:-A typical SSDC Project
17 - Cohesion for VIs and your State Machine
21 - Some Conclusions
23 - Rapid Modification and Debugging
32 - SMORES, SMURF or SCRFFMRDM
41 - Enbugging
43 - LabVIEW Taboos I don't understand
56 - Singleton Schmingleton
57 - Convergence
58 - Damn! My Silver Bullet Appears To Be Made of Crap
63 - Immediacy Presentation
67 - Multi-media Project
78 - Keep it Standard Stupid!
94 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #4 - Program Slow/ Debug Fast
95 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #5 - KISS, KISS and KISSER
97 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #7 - Research First!
103 - Design Priorities
114 - Software Design an Electronic Design Analogy
117 - Gateways - A Design Concept
118 - Functional Programming / Immediately Testable VIs
119 - A Pessimistic Approach to Software Design
131 - A Strategy For Dealing With .NET and LabVIEW
134 - The Difference Between P and D
135 - Complexity happens when you don't take care of the small things
141 - Lean LabVIEW
142 - State Machines Done Right
144 - A Holistic Approach to Software Design
145 - Project Biased Design vs API/Tool Biased Design
147 - Creativity Needs Discipline
150 - Let's Talk Technical Accounting
151 - Software Design and Italian Cooking
152 - Uncomfortable Truths
155 - Don't Apologise!
156 - Your Block Diagram Should Be "At a glance readable"
160 - Thinking about Design Thinking
161 - Centrist Approach to Process and Design
166 - Transitions are Important! - State Machines Done Right
167 - Human Language is Important, Even in Graphical Programming
168 - Fear of Change is a Code Smell!
177 - Self-Managing Designs Make Your Life Easier
179 - Parsing State Machines: An Iterative Design Process
180 - Seeing the Moving Parts
187 - A Good Design ....... Is Self-Explanatory
190 - A Good Design ...... Does One Thing Only
196 - The Concept of Block Diagram Time
24 - Groovy Splash Screen
26 - Deploy Part 1 of 2 (or maybe 3)
27 - Deploy Part 2 of 2
28 - I'm not being critical but... (Re-use) Part 1
33 - OpenDocument Format
36 - Recovery Part 1 Virtual Private Server
37 - Recovery Part 2 of 3 Local Backups
38 - Recovery Part 3 of 3 Bug Reporting
62 - Historical Perspective
64 - Synchronizing Multiple Chassis
65 - Synchronizing Multiple Chassis #2
66 - Datalog VIs - LabVIEWs forgotten feature
68 - On the subject of screen sizes 1 of 2
69 - On the subject of screen sizes 2 of 2
74 - Tree Control - A Little Present
76 - A Tidy Project is a Happy Project
79 - Open Document Toolkit
81 - Open Document Text Document
88 - Controversial thoughts on reuse
91 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #1 Project Portability
124 - Project Portability #2 Modbus Library Case Study
126 - Ping Dialog
129 - Commenting I Like!
130 - Component Builder
136 - I'm not being critical but... (Re-use) Part 2
139 - I'm not being critical but... (Re-use) Part 3
143 - I'm not being critical but... (Re-use) Part 4
159 - I want Semantic Zoom and I want it now
163 - A neat trick for dealing with Large Table Data
174 - Databases - MySQL and SQLite
181 - Open Document Format Session
185 - User Interface Playtime Session
186 - UI Playtime Session Follow Up
188 - Database Playtime Session189 - Database Playtime Session Follow Up
192 - Encrypted SQLite - A Gift
7 - Types of LabVIEW Programmer
15 - Process Smells - how an organisation can affect your project
18 - Useful Tools
20 - Foolishness as a software tool.
22 - Software Life Cycles....the truth! (IMO)
42 - Function Point Analysis
45 - Ideas
48 - The cost of failure
49 - Fun With Emails
55 - Function Point Analysis - The Emery Scale
59 - Look after your tools
61 - Nirvana Fallacy
71 - 12 Things That Make a Project Fail
73 - Things That Make a Project Succeed
75 - The Numbers Game
82 - Agile - The Tail Wagging the Dog(ma)
84 - Muddying the Waters
92 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #2 Delivery is all
93 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #3 Work Without Fear
96 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #6 Versions
98 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #8 - Push Risk Forward
99 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #9 - People
100 - LabVIEW Life Lessons #10 - Quality vs Deadlines
109 - Risk, Judgement and Mitigation #1
110 - Risk, Judgement and Mitigation #2
113 - Punk Programming
115 - Having a Way of Working
122 - SSDC Document Deep Dive - Code Review Checklist
125 - What's the ROI of all this Process Stuff?
127 - Saying "I Don't Know" will make you a better engineer
149 - Rescue Job (Code Review) - Process Description
158 - The Egotistical Programmer
169 - Profit, Doors, Science, Windows
178 - Reviewing Projects
4 - Public Notices
25 - Another Year
30 - I'm not being sycophantic but....
34 - Some Homework for you
35 - Disaster - Public Service Announcement
46 - Review of the Year 2014
47 - Ta Da!!
50 - SSDC News Alert!
51 - CLA Summits
52 - it's quiet.......too quiet
60 - Various....
70 - Index to Articles
72 - Random Review of the Year 2015
77 - Where LabVIEW has Taken Us
80 - Aw You Guys
85 - NIWeek 2016
86 - NIWeek 2016 Diary/Review
87 - What to do, what to do
101 - NIDays London 2016
104 - Review of the year 2016
107 - eCLA Summit 2017 Vienna
108 - NEWS - European CLA Summit a Great Success
111 - NIWeek 2017 (the reason I have been quiet)
112 - NIWeek 2017 Review
120 - LabVIEW is neither easy or optional!!!!!
121 - LabVIEW is Easy/Optional A Closer Look
128 - Review of the year 2017
133 - Another Year another Great CLA Summit
138 - LabVIEW for Grown-ups
140 - Jolly Boys Outing to Galway
146 - GDevCon#1 My Personal Postmortem of the event
153 - Don't Give 100 Percent
154 - Floated Index to Articles
157 - Lots of News
162 - NIWeek 2019 Diary
164 - DSH Workshops/GDevCon News
165 - Some thoughts on GDevCon#2
171 - Review of the Year 2019
172 - Preview 2020
173 - 20 Years
175 - Center of Excellence
182 - #VIWeek (Making Trouble Again)
183 - #VIWeek My Review
193 - Review of the year 2020 (spoiler - it sucked), but we're still here
194 - Preview 2021
13 - The Universal Test Framework
16 - Coming soon.........
19 - Mildly Offensive Corporate Wear
31 - LabVIEW for the Internet Age
39 - VI Naming - Best Name Ever!!
44 - User Groups
54 - EuroCLA 2015 Review
83 - File Dialogs - This is annoying me!
89 - SSDC Criticizer Tool
90 - Open Source System Reference Design
102 - Levels of Programming Enlightenment
105 - The Trouble With Women in Engineering .....
106 - Diary Monday Jan 23rd 2017 to Sunday Feb 5th 2017
116 - Rules for a More Interesting Life
123 - Why Are Businesses Dictatorships?
132 - SSDC Book News
137 - GDevCon an Experiment in Democratic Management
148 - Business Travel Done Right
170 - An Observation on Age
176 - Useful Circuits #1 Battery Backup cRIO Systems
184 - National Instruments is now NI - Thoughts
191 - Stop Using Images of Bad LabVIEW Software Please ...
195 - Sad Conversations
29 - Quiz Time
40 - Quick Quiz #2
53 - Quick Quiz #3
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