LabVIEW is a full-up programming language
LabVIEW is a full-up programming language (technically LabVIEW is the development environment and “G” is the language, but the two are often conflated). It’s graphical, which makes it seem super easy to use for non-programmers. However, be careful. While it is definitely easy to hack something simple together, creating a reliable, maintainable, and expandable application requires the same sort of rigor and knowledge that any other text-based programming language requires.
So you might ask yourself: “do I want to learn LabVIEW or do I want to hire someone to take it off my plate?”. Either answer can be fine. And both can be fine as well. If you’re working with a LabVIEW consultant or custom test equipment supplier (that uses LabVIEW), communicating and understanding is easier if you know the basics around LabVIEW.
If learning LabVIEW is more of a distraction for you than the core of your job, make sure you check these out before you outsource:
If knowing LabVIEW is the core of your job, here’s some info to help you get started: