About

Hi, my name is David and I am a LabVIEW and TestStand contractor based in Hampshire, UK currently running my own NI Alliance Partner company named CLA Design Ltd (CLADesign.co.uk).

I can trace my development history back to the mid 80’s when a BBC Micro appeared in my school and we were given lessons in programming which also included controlling a Big Trak. For my 7th Birthday I was given a ZX Spectrum 48k along with some code books  and started from there, I then migrated onto Amstrad CPC 464, Atari ST, and then IBM PC 386.

Professionally I started coding as part of my degree in 1997 doing Assembler, C, C++ and Java, and after graduation landing my first job in 2001 and have been doing software ever since.

I am a certified LabVIEW Architect since 2006 (and CLD for 2 years previous to that) and also a Certified Teststand Architect since 2012 (and CTD for 2 years previous to that) and it is in these tools that I do most of my development these days although am reasonably fluent (if a bit rusty) with C, C++, Java and C#.

In terms of applications I have spent almost my entire career working in aerospace. It is a thriving sector in the UK with our industry being only 2nd in size to the USA, but on a day to day basis it means lots of incredibly interesting and cutting edge projects to work on.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi David

    Great blog! I found this while searching for some information on integrating the GMAP.net control into Labview. I have done this successfully, with one outstanding snag. I have noticed that FromLocalToLatLng function does not return an accurate position. There is always a slight offset to the coordinates, while implementing it from C# works perfectly. I wondered if you perhaps encountered the same problem or if you have any idea as to what might be going wrong.

    • Hi Werner.

      Thanks for the comment.

      I don’t know about this. I didn’t interface to GMAP directly from LabVIEW but went via a LabVIEW friendly .NET wrapper I created (as it sounds like you have done) so have absolutely no idea what could be going wrong, and don’t currently have GMAP setup on my laptop to look into it.

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