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David Taitingfong

Coding device drivers in LabVIEW, a visual programming language if you didn't know because I certainly didn't lol. I had to upgrade a ton of LabVIEW code to be compatible with this new network analyzer, but the previous dev left no notes and wrote no comments. I couldn't find the programming manual online so I had to access it directly on the network analyzer itself which had horrible UI. There was no way for me to test my code without the anaylzer, but the device itself also required external connections to other devices like oscilloscopes.

Also, the equipment was incredibly expensive and I was always stressed that I was going to break it.