The European CLA Summit 2018 took place in Madrid, Spain. It was a great event as always and I learned a lot. Our LabVIEW friends have written about the experience and you can read their posts here:

Steve Watts: Another Year, Another Great CLA Summit

Sam Taggart: eCLA Summit Quick Highlights

Joerg Hampel: CLA Summit 2018 in Madrid

Darren Mather: CLA Summit 2018

We also kept a play by play via Twitter if you want to relive the experience.

My presentation this year was about Scripting. This presentation was a combo of three presentations in one. The video of the presentation is below.

Click to expand links to different times in the video in case you want to skip to the part that interests you the most.
  • 3:39 Who am I calling a monkey? (hint, I am not referring to your peers!)
  • 4:40 Why and where do we use LabVIEW Scripting?
  • 7:00 A quick review of what is discussed in the blog post “5 Steps to Become a VI Scripting Ninja“. That blog post has additional detailed videos and links to all of the groups mentioned in this section of the presentation.
  • 16:00 Determining Scripting Return on Investment (ROI). We start by defining what Net Profit and Cost of Investment are in this case. We also talk about when is the best time to create scripting tools 
    • 24:45 Demonstration of how to create a Quick Drop tool that pushes the error wires into the background. This tool could also be used to create a custom VI Analyzer test.
      • 29:18 Added a demonstration to the video that was not shown during the presentation. This demonstration illustrates how custom VI Analyzer tests can be used to change the code. None of the VI Analyzer tests that ship with the VI Analyzer Toolkit change code. However, it is possible to do so. 
      • 31:58 We calculate the ROI for creating the Quick Drop tool to push error wires into the background.
    • 33:35 Analysis of how we determined the ROI for creating a custom VI Analyzer test that finds broken code within a Conditional Diagram Disable structure.
      • 35:34 We calculate the ROI for creating the custom VI Analyzer test.
    • 38:03 Analysis of how we determine the ROI for creating a Project Template as opposed to just copying an existing project and modifying it.
    • 41:22 Demonstration of a new feature in DQMH 4.0 that scripts the creation of unit tests for existing DQMH Events.
  • 42:44 Sensei Secrets, tips from an interview with Darren Nattinger from NI (fastest LabVIEW developer and scripting guru)


Happy wiring,