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NI-llionaire Revived!

Thanks to Nick Velychko from New Zealand (who started with LabVIEW 3.1) for converting the LabVIEW 5 code to LabVIEW 2018. So here it is a video screen capture live on YouTube: and if you want to customize it yourself, Nick’s source code (LabVIEW 2018) is available at the following link. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xtsan6a97pk1jsa/Nick%20-%20Who%20wants%20to%20be_2018.zip?dl=0 (Does not run […]

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Who Wants to be a NIllionaire?

Remember a company meeting in the late 1990s featuring a LabVIEW version of the famous British TV show? On a recent “archeological dig”, I found the original LabVIEW source code for the game show: in LabVIEW 5.0. We need your help for the following: Please help us upgrade it to a more modern version of […]

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NI Earnings Release and Investor Conference

NI Earnings release for Q2 2021 is scheduled for July 29, 2021 after market close, followed by the earnings call at 4 p.m. CDT the same day. The virtual investor conference will be held on August 17, 2021 from 9 to 11 a.m. CDT. Last years 2020 investors conference gave an excellent overview of the […]

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NI Connect July 27-28

by Carsten Thomsen Due to COVID-19 NI Week 2021 is again replaced with a four-hour, on-line session, NI Connect. The session is streamed live in three major time zones, and leads off with a one hour and 40 minute keynote followed by two parallel tracks each with four subjects. One track is primarily product focused, […]

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G! What a Language

Thanks to Jeff Kodosky for sharing this June 2020 article in the Proceedings of ACM on Programming Languagues about the history of LabVIEW. In it, you may find a lot of nuggets, including why it originally was not targeted as a language, but became it anyway. You will also read about the attempts, not always […]

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Judges Rule: Is LabVIEW a Programming Language?

By Scott Jordan At the first LabVIEW User Group meeting in 1989, I presented briefly on my LabVIEW-based development of the Digital Gradient Search, an approach used for physically aligning optical and photonic devices for testing and manufacturing.  The technique quickly became the standard approach for that industry and still dominates today— and I’ve kept […]

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New Web Site Name

Did you notice anything new late last week? A Living History of NI now has its own domain: nihistory.com. And you can also type nihistory.org if you can’t remember. At the same time it has been migrated to a hosted solution on high-speed Google servers. As part of the migration, there is always a slight […]

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Convergence in Austin

Memoirs of Carsten Thomsen Part 1 By Carsten Thomsen I’d like to trace my career in the test and measurement industry and how my passion for Virtual Instrumentation merged with the vision of National Instruments. 20 years at Brüel & Kjær: Dream to reality of virtual instrumentation When I started at Brüel & Kjær, one of the […]

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It really is!

In my years at NI, creativity and fun went hand-in-hand. Dr. T often said that you have to be careful in terms of software management, to be a little loose, instead of too tightly controlling. He had often observed that the combination of great challenges AND the freedom to create solutions, was a powerful fuel […]

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Screwdriver is never forgotten

I have a lot of fond memories with NI products, but my first interaction with an NI representative was with Harikesh Nair in 2000.I rarely use NI products now and Harikesh is also not  with the NI team but the screwdriver and memories of courtesy calls by Harish do exist till today. I have known NI for almost […]