Another NI Week has come and gone, and it was another great success. We set a high bar at NIWeek 2011 but the LabVIEW Tools Network team was quite busy this year and made it even better! Here are the highlighs in case you missed out:
LabVIEW Tools Network Ships with LabVIEW 2012
Last year we were excited to announce that you could easily access the LabVIEW Tools Network directly from the LabVIEW Getting Started window. This year, we have done one better and actually ship VI Package Manager 2012 with LabVIEW 2012. This means without any additional downloads, you can access all your favorite LabVIEW Tools Network add-ons from right within the LabVIEW development environment!
Introducing the Jitter Benchmarking Framework for LabVIEW Real-Time
This year we have introduced our newest tool to help LabVIEW Tools Network developers, the Jitter Benchmarking Framework for LabVIEW Real-Time. The Jitter Benchmarking Framework (JBF) for LabVIEW Real-Time provides users with an initial reference containing basic definitions of key concepts related to execution jitter on RT systems, explanations of common execution jitter sources, practical examples of execution jitter sources, and a testing framework complete with code templates for common execution jitter measurements on LabVIEW Real-Time systems.
If you are interested in learning more about this new tool, check out the JBF community for more information.
LabVIEW Tools Network Awards 2012
This year we had so many great new products released on the LabVIEW Tools Network. However, 8 products stood out as the best of the best this year. A run-down of this year's winners is available on our blog.
LabVIEW Champions vs LabVIEW Marketing Trivia Challenge
This year I was asked to join a few others in the LabVIEW Marketing team to take on 4 LabVIEW Champions in a LabVIEW trivia challenge. Sadly, the LabVIEW Champions beat us again, but we were much closer this year only losing by 90 points! Some more details and a picture can be found on the NIWeek 2012 blog.
5 LabVIEW Tools Network-Oriented Sessions
This year the LabVIEW Tools Network team gave 5 technical and marketing sessions Many asked us for our session content after it was over, so here it is for you to use and share.
Build a LabVIEW Add-on with VI Package Manager (Hands-on) - by Stephen Roso
The LabVIEW Tools Network Awards Winners (Tech Theater) - by Will Schoettler
Explore Tools to Customize LabVIEW - by David Ladolcetta
Introduction to LabVIEW Scripting - by David Ladolcetta
Do Real-Time Right With the NI Jitter Benchmarking Framework - by Robert Des Rosier
I hope everyone had a great NI Week, and we hope to see you again next year!
Over 100 Certified Products and 1 Million Downloads
This year we also announced that the LabVIEW Tools Network has reached over 100 certified products and 1 million downloads! Thanks to @vishots for the picture of our 2 story tall announcement at the Day 3 Keynote!