The LabVIEW Style Book (National Instruments Virtual Instrumentation Series)
Title: The LabVIEW Style Book
Autor: Peter A. Blume
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Hardcove: 400 pages
Pubdate: 27 February 2007
Best-Practice Style Rules and Standards for Developing Quality LabVIEW Software
Drawing on the experiences of a world-class LabVIEW development organization, The LabVIEW Style Book is the definitive guide to best practices in LabVIEW development.
Leading LabVIEW development manager Peter A. Blume presents practical guidelines or “rules” for optimizing every facet of your applications: ease of use, efficiency, readability, simplicity, performance, maintainability, and robustness. Blume explains each style rule thoroughly, presenting realistic examples and illustrations. He even presents “nonconforming” examples that show what not to do–and why not.
This book will be indispensable to anyone who wants to develop or maintain quality LabVIEW applications: developers, managers, and end users alike. Additionally, it will also be valuable to those preparing for NI’s Certified LabVIEW Developer or Certified LabVIEW Architect exams, which contain significant content on development style.
Foreword by Darren Nattinger xv
About the Author xxii
Chapter 1 The Significance of Style 1
Chapter 2 Prepare for Good Style 21
Chapter 3 Front Panel Style 47
Chapter 4 Block Diagram 87
Chapter 5 Icon and Connector 129
Chapter 6 Data Structures 157
Chapter 7 Error Handling 203
Chapter 8 Design Patterns 239
Chapter 9 Documentation 299
Chapter 10 Code Reviews 319
Appendix A Glossary 339
Appendix B Style Rules Summary 349
About the Author
Peter Blume is the founder and president of Bloomy Controls, Inc., a National Instruments Select Integration Partner that specializes in LabVIEW-based systems development. Since LabVIEW Version 2.5, Blume and his staff of engineers have solved more than a thousand industrial applications for customers throughout the northeastern United States. To promote consistent quality among multiple developers in multiple offices, Blume established and evolved the company’s LabVIEW development practices.
Blume has written and presented multiple LabVIEW style-related presentations, including Bloomy Controls’ Professional LabVIEW Development Guidelines at NIWeek 2002 and Five Techniques for Better LabVIEW Code at NIWeek 2003. He also has published technical articles in various trade publications, including Test & Measurement World, Evaluation Engineering, Electronic Design, and Desktop Engineering.
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