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A Software Engineering Approach to LabVIEW™ by Steve Watts, Jon Conway

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Chapter 2. LabVIEW Rocks

Why Does LabVIEW Rock?

We're going to be controversial here. LabVIEW is the best general-purpose language on the market today.

It's not sold as that, it's sold as a test and measurement tool for nonprogrammers. Even seasoned professionals hedge their bets by saying that it is the best tool for certain jobs. In our experience, for a large proportion of projects that come to us, LabVIEW is the best language to program in. The arguments against this statement are reasonably weak. One such argument is that you cannot easily control the mouse pointer image in LabVIEW. Big deal, that is hardly a project stopper; we've yet to find a customer who actually cares about some of the Windows niceties and frills. National Instruments ...

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