Hey everyone. As promised, I am writing this new series on how to automate your releases/versioning using a git based source code control management. To achieve this I believe I might write two or three blog posts, let's see how it goes. I started from the end showing a release automation process, but there are … Continue reading Automating your versioning (part 1)
Usually I've been trying to run all my testing pipeline using docker images (docker image repo). Mainly because it is a very clean and nice way to run reproducible tests, as each container has a limited life cycle and gets destroyed after a job. Last week (for some reason that I am still trying to … Continue reading Gitlab Runner and LabVIEW-CLI
Hey everyone, I am back. I am having some time to write in the Carnaval Holidays. This time I will talk about a feature in Gitlab that is not explored in many projects, mayb because it is not part of the git itself, but it has been a way to describe the tags and attach … Continue reading Release Automation with Gitlab CI
Hi everyone, it's been a while without writing something. Not that I don't want to, but this 2020 has been very crazy. Many changes, including the goals in LabVIEW IDE development with dropping the development of NXG (see here). But, this post is about the latest update (a bit late) in Gitlab 13.6, where introduced … Continue reading Gitlab Code Quality Report – Update
Recently I've been digging around Gitlab, and I noticed a new feature was released to the general public, the Requirements Management. How is this feature going to help me? In every programming language and project we have to deal with requirements, in any other way, requirements that you write, requirements that your client want, and … Continue reading Gitlab Requirements Management
In one of my previous post, I wrote about how I managed to integrate Docker and LabVIEW into my Continuous Integration chain. Some of the readers asked about a little feature in Gitlab that I explored, Code Quality. Let's discuss about it. Code Quality Reports Some weeks ago, digging into the Gitlab help pages (btw, I … Continue reading VI Analyzer and Gitlab Code Quality
This is one of big points that I consider very important in maintaining a source code, being public or in your company. As the LabVIEW Community grows with open source code, it is important to know this software engineering trick. Let's have some discussion about it. Why? I could enumerate many things here, but there … Continue reading Keep a Changelog, but Why?
The last few weeks I've been busy, I mean, really busy trying to figure out how to assemble everything together, and I finally got something to work. After all, is LabVIEW + Docker + Windows, a match? Continuous Integration During my mission of implementing Continuous Integration in my development workflow it wasn't clear until so … Continue reading LabVIEW + Docker + Windows = Match?
For a while we've been trying to adopt good software engineering practices with LabVIEW. We've been aware of the VI Analyzer and the benefits of including the static code analysis in the workflow. For those who not know, the VI Analyzer Toolkit provides tests to your code that helps validate some style and practices and, … Continue reading VI Analyzer and Git
Hey, I'm back. It's been a while without posting, and now I'm bringing something that I've been researching in the past few weeks. It's been about project templates, more precisely, project structures. What is known... That was always my complaint about LabVIEW, I've never seen a similar a project structure, and it is easy to … Continue reading Project Templates