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The Life Cycle of a Migration Project

Posted by Will Vasquez on Feb, 19, 2020 @ 15:02

Why?

A migration project, as most things related to Software, is not a trivial undertaking. 

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Topics: Modernization, migration services

Windows Update Kills VB6 Apps

Posted by John Browne on Feb, 13, 2020 @ 17:02

Not going to bury this lead1: Microsoft's latest update has stopped some VB6 apps from working. 

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Topics: Visual Basic, Microsoft, Windows security, VBUC, application security

The real reason the Iowa Caucus app didn't work

Posted by John Browne on Feb, 08, 2020 @ 12:02

February 6, 2020:

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Topics: software development, Mobile Application Development

Why pay for the VBUC when I can use the VS2008 Upgrade Wizard?

Posted by Will Vasquez on Feb, 03, 2020 @ 11:02

Some Context

A client contacted us to understand why is the VBUC a paid tool when there's a free conversion tool (Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard or VBUW) available in old versions of Visual Studio. Moreover, the client wants to convert their application to C#, and the free tool generates only VB.Net.

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Topics: VBUC

Apartment Threading: Those little details that make a world of difference between VB6 and .NET

Posted by Mauricio Rojas on Jan, 31, 2020 @ 06:01

Ok. Let go back a few years into early 90s, those great years just after the Rick Astley hits (“Never gonna give you up…”).

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Topics: application migration, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, VB6, ASP, COM, IIS

What's the deal with Windows 7 end of support?

Posted by John Browne on Jan, 16, 2020 @ 17:01

Alas Windows 7, we hardly knew ye.

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Topics: Windows 7, End of support

Compilation delivery level

Posted by Will Vasquez on Jan, 13, 2020 @ 09:01

Migration Methodology

Besides our migration tools, one of the most important things in our project execution is our methodology; which has been developed and improved over the years that our company has been dedicated to software modernization (since 1993!).

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Topics: application migration, Modernization, migration services

My 5 best books of 2019

Posted by John Browne on Dec, 20, 2019 @ 12:12

Spoiler alert: this has nothing to do with app modernization.

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Topics: Off topic

Updating an ASP.NET Core 2.2 Web Site to .NET Core 3.1 LTS

Posted by Mauricio Rojas on Dec, 12, 2019 @ 07:12

Scott Hanselman is one of my geek heros. So when I so his excellent post https://www.hanselman.com/blog/UpdatingAnASPNETCore22WebSiteToNETCore31LTS.aspx I said to myself "it is useless to resist"!!

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Topics: Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, VB6, convert Windows to Web, .NET, C#, Web Application Development, .NET Core, webapps, NETCORE3.1

Accessing local devices from a Web Application

Posted by Mauricio Rojas on Nov, 26, 2019 @ 10:11

Usually when we modernize legacy VB6, Delphi or PowerBuilder apps some parts of the migrated application depend on using a device which is attached to the client using the app.

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Topics: application modernization, Visual Basic, VB6, convert Windows to Web, AngularJS, PowerBuilder, WebMAP, internet explorer, Helpers, migration services, desktop, devices