Happy Weekend Wielders of the little Wiring Tool thing.
Our book "A Software Engineering Approach to LabVIEW" was published in 2003, we actually started writing it in 2001. A telling passage is shown below
"We have often complained to all those who would listen that the marketing of LabVIEW is a huge millstone. In our opinion, LabVIEW is an extremely feature-rich, mature, and robust software development environment. Unfortunately, LabVIEW is portrayed, and regarded, as an easy tool for those wishing to write applications but who have little or no software engineering or programming experience.
It is true that easy things are easy to do in LabVIEW, as indeed they are in many other comparable languages such as Visual Basic. But, go beyond a quick data acquisition (DAQ) application and often chaos ensues. Why? Because a large majority of the LabVIEW community have little or no experience in software engineering or programming"
And I always thought it was curious that you could spend $$$$$ on a license for LabVIEW and yet only use 4 VIs to get and report a measurement.
The marketing campaign that caused me the greatest pain was
LabVIEW is Easy
Nope it's not
So for years we've banged away at this, and last year we made some progress. Apparently NI Marketing and Sales peeps should now not be saying LabVIEW is Easy.