For 20 years, scientists and engineers have been using LabVIEW to build automated data acquisition and instrument control solutions for their design labs, validation labs, and production floors. Over this time, LabVIEW has evolved and improved through many new releases and extensions based on active user feedback and experimentation. This paper outlines the core technical components of the LabVIEW platform that has enabled it to deliver unprecedented productivity to so many users over the past two decades, and reviews the breadth of application tools and libraries that are driving the LabVIEW platform into new industries and markets.