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Visual Programming Language

Nicolae Patrascoiu

University of Petrosani


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Visual programming languages' techniques are those that allow the programmer to create various applications only by manipulating the previously defined graphical elements. These programming techniques replace the typing textural commands so there are several advantages and disadvantages as well. The biggest advantage of visual programming languages is that they make programming more accessible to non-programmers. Visual programming languages are used in various scientific fields and have a broad application network, such as engineering (automation, systems simulation, IoT), education, multimedia, games. From the engineering field, LabVIEW and Simulink are two of the most interesting software platforms used for developing applications. These applications could be connected with different hardware systems, as well as running standalone programs for simulating the system’s performance. Also, graphical programming software tools such as Node-Red NETLab Toolkit, Ardublock or AppInventor can be used free or as an open source to build Arduino or Android applications from the IoT field. This book is intended to be a guide on how visual programming languages can be integrated into practical real-world applications. This book will gather diverse chapters written by engineers with practical experience, application developers and engineers who have utilized from such programming languages the power and simplicity in their applications. Chapters can include applications which use the specific programming language tool-kits in systems modeling and simulation, data acquisition systems, the WEB control of applications or the IoT applications build with cheap development boards like Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

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Date completed: November 28th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 19th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 17th 2020

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Review results due: May 7th 2020

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Expected publication date: July 6th 2020

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About the editor

Nicolae Patrascoiu

University of Petrosani

Nicolae Patrascoiu received his Diploma of Engineering from the University of Petrosani, Romania and his Ph.D. in Systems Control from the same university. During the years 1985–1988, he worked as a researcher in mining automation field at the Institute of Research and Technological Engineering in Mining. From 1988 his work is oriented in teaching and research activities at the University of Petrosani, in the Control Engineering, Computers, Electrical, and Power Engineering Department. His research interests lie in the areas of data acquisition, sensors and transducers, and instrumental digital and analog electronics. He has published several articles and papers in high-quality journals and conferences concerning the above areas. Dr. Patrascoiu belongs to a journal editorial board and serves as a reviewer for several conferences.

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