A friend and I were discussing the relative merits of LabVIEW the other day. Coming from a theoretical, software-focused background, I struggle with LabVIEW, which I think hides too many of the underlying workings of a program from the user for the sake of simplicity. My friend, on the other hand, does a lot of experimental engineering work and loves that LabVIEW frees him from the need to look at line after line of code.
This got me thinking: should engineers, particularly those working in electronics, be more prepared to work with low-level code? I mean obviously they work with ... Read more
Posted by Matt Spraggs at 19:55, 25 October 2017