Improving TestStand Developer Experience

November 15, 2021, 17:00 – 17:45 UTC
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I would not wish programming in LabVIEW without the Quick Drop on my worst enemy. Since 2009 LabVIEW developer experience (DX) increased rapidly, thanks to the Quick Drop shortcut. Ten years later, we've got a similar tool in TestStand. Did the introduction of this tool have the same effect on working with TestStand as its counterpart in LabVIEW? What techniques can we use to speed up sequence development?

In this presentation, I will try to answer these questions and present techniques that will allow you to improve DX in TestStand. It will cover simple techniques like customizing toolbars, creating custom "menu tools" or managing Sequence Editor UI configuration as well as more advanced techniques, like Sequence File View customization or overwriting Sequence Editor user events using TestStand Managers.

Michał Bieńkowski

An experienced software professional, Michał has spent the past decade refining his expertise in the NI platform, particularly in the domain of test systems. His specialization lies in efficiently developing high-quality software by utilizing TestStand alongside LabVIEW modules. Active in the NI community forum under the alias Bienieck, Michał generously shares his insights and experiences. Additionally, he regularly participates as a speaker at events such as LabVIEW Developer Days, the LabVIEW Programmers' Championship (when there was such a thing), GLA Summit, and user group meetings. Michał holds certifications as a LabVIEW/TestStand architect (CLA/CTA) and as a certified professional instructor (CPI).

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