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Are You Experienced?

Do you or your team have 25 years of experience with LabVIEW, or the same 1 year of experience repeated 25 times?

G-Wiz #57It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix’s album (Are You Experienced) is turning 50 this year! It took Jimi Hendrix a lot of work and years of practice to become a great musician. It didn’t happen overnight. He had training and expert teachers along the way and probably a mentor or two to help him along his musical path.

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NIWeek Moved to May! Don’t Miss It!

G-Wiz Comic #46A

NIWeek offers amazing opportunities. It is easy to think “I already use LabVIEW and NI Hardware, so why should I go to a trade show?” But, taking the trip to Austin is always worth it. There is a completely different level of learning available, on brand new products as well as improved hardware and software techniques. The show goes beyond LabVIEW training classes, or the technical information available online, and gives you real world examples of how users like you are using NI tools to make themselves more efficient at their jobs.

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Action Engines, What are They?

An action engine is my term for a functional global which includes extra actions other than just holding the data. I was originally exposed to the term “Action Engine” by reading the book “LabVIEW Applications Development A Course on Advanced LabVIEW Programming Techniques.*”  But before I get into details of the Action Engine (AE), I would like to clarify some terminology.

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