Many LabVIEW books have been published over the years. Some have gone to form the fundamental principles of the language for over a decade afterwards such as The LabVIEW Style Book published in 2007 by Peter Blume. Another popular book published around the same time was LabVIEW Graphical Programming, 4th edition in 2006. Both were available in color and quickly became the go-to reference for anyone developing in G. Other books have been published since but none have ever matched their popularity and coverage of topics until today.
The long-awaited update to LabVIEW Graphical Programming is now available in its 5th edition. Co-authored by Fabiola De la Cueva and Richard Jennings, this is the ultimate reference for all things LabVIEW. For those who may not be familiar with the authors, Fabiola is the founder and managing partner at Delacor, and has been working with LabVIEW since 2000. She is one of the leading experts in the industry, is a LabVIEW Certified Architect, Certified Professional Instructor, and has been named a “LabVIEW Champion” by National Instruments.
Clocking in at almost 600 pages, this reference covers a staggering amount of topics ranging from LabVIEW history, fundamentals, data acquisition, OOP, Actor Framework, DQMH, Unit Testing, TDD, Continuous Integration, Revision Control, Static Code Analysis, and more. I had the honor of reviewing parts of this book when it was being written and can personally recommend as the material is coming from highly respected sources from the developer community who are driving innovation. Sections of the book also include my presentations at NIWeek and blog posts here on Continuous Integration and FPGA unit testing.
As a side note, this news of my work being published in a book comes as somewhat bittersweet as I have moved on to work in Python. Why I made the switch may become future posts.
With that said, if you’re looking for the ultimate reference for LabVIEW, the latest edition of LabVIEW Graphical Programming is book to get!