Have you ever wished STM did connection management for you in addition to the messaging? Have you ever struggled with managing a TCP server and accepting multiple connections? Let's take a look at the Illuminated-G communication libraries available on VIPM and leave the connection management up to the libraries! There will be a small TCP specific library that serves as a more capable upgrade from STM and then a fully abstracted, event-driven with VI callbacks, streaming and messaging group of libraries that currently support TCP, Serial (VISA), and soon WebSockets.
I like playing with all the LabVIEW features DNatt says to avoid which hopefully makes me chaotic good. I like making tooling for developers, poking at the darker corners of LabVIEW (Channels, XNodes, VIMs) and generating the eventual bug reports, and experimenting with architecture and API design in LabVIEW.
Currently work at NI in the support organization providing assistance on cases for LabVIEW, TestStand, RIO, RT, Web, and a smattering of other products.