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

I've been involved with the NI ecosystem for 10 years. Wow! Time flies, doesn't it?

Graphical programming attracted me already during my studies - I have the impression that my "zero to hero" career in programming I owe to this paradigm.

I'm LabVIEW and TestStand architect. I specialize in test and measurements systems. I have implemented projects for various industries. Initially, I had projects mainly from the automotive industry, then more medical, and recently I joined a company from the cleantech/climatetech industry.

I consider myself as a LabVIEW geek and I try to follow all the curiosities related to this environment. A few years ago I enriched my skillset with TestStand. The beginnings were difficult but now most of my solutions are based on TestStand. I'm very impressed with the work that has gone into this super flexible solution. When time allows, I help solve problems with TestStand on the forum - you can find me there as an active participant bienieck.

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