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Advantages of .NET and Python for Test & Measurement Applications

Prologue In May 2019, at what would become the last NI Week ever, I led a session called “Learning to Love Text Again With Measurement Studio.” It was scheduled for 8:30 AM on the last day of the conference, so I was surprised that so ...


Measurement Studio: .NET Programming for NI Enthusiasts

Prologue In May 2019, at what would become the last NI Week ever, I led a session called “Learning to Love Text Again With Measurement Studio.” It was scheduled for 8:30 AM on the last day of the conference, so I was surprised that so ...


6 Tips for Working with Legacy Code That You Did Not Write

There may come a time as a programmer that you have to support a crucial existing system and while the task is daunting, there are still many actions you can take to make that process a lot easier. When you have to work with a deep expansive legacy s...


Sorting Multiple Columns in a Table with React

Tables are a fast way to show a lot of valuable data. There are many guides on sorting tables by a column in React, but sorting multiple columns is something that can take some effort. At the end of this guide, you should have a sortable table where ...


Setting Up Docker for WordPress Development

Way back when in 2014, I wrote a blog about setting up WordPress on IIS. At that time, Docker was only a year old and I hadn't even heard of it. It's now 2017 and things are different. Docker has matured and has gained enormous popu...


A Properly Pleasing Primer Tutorial for WPF Prism - Part 3:  Modules

In Part 2 of this series, I introduced the Shell and the Bootstrapper components of a Prism application. The stage is set. The crew's in place. It's time for Lights! Camera! Action! But first, we need to hire some actors. Modules To quo...


A Properly Pleasing Primer Tutorial for WPF Prism - Part 2:  The Shell and Bootstrapper

In Part 1 of this series, I gave a quick summary of what Prism is, and when and why you would want to use it. The remaining parts of this series will address the "how" of using it. Since this series is largely an overview, I won&#...


A Properly Pleasing Primer Tutorial for WPF Prism - Part 1:  Introduction

The usage of design patterns is situational. Their purpose is to reduce the overall complexity of an application or to replace unfamiliar complexity with manageable equivalents. For a sufficiently simple application, however, using patterns is often ...


How to Use FANUC PC Developer's Kit (PCDK)

FANUC offers an easy way to command and configure a robot from a PC using their PC Developer's Kit (PCDK).The kit allows a PC to access variables, registers, IO, programs, positions, and alarms on the robot. Most of the help documentation already...


Connecting Custom Applications to the Factory Floor

DMC has expertise in both industrial and PC-based software development. In other words, we do a great deal of projects involving PLCs; but we also write plenty of complex PC-based apps. But my personal favorites are projects that combine the two. ...


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