Mobilize Blog

Application Modernization

WebMAP basics--Dude, where's my state?

Posted by John Browne on Jul, 25, 2017 @ 13:07

IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WEB.

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Topics: C# to HTML, ASP.NET/MVC

VB6 to .NET: missing a reference?

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 20, 2017 @ 13:06

Without a doubt, one of the more interesting and powerful features of VB6 was its integration with Microsoft Office. That integration opened up a vast set of capabilities for working with text documents (Word), numbers and lists (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint), and even email (Outlook). Not for the faint of heart, you could create real chaos or power when used correctly.

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Topics: VB6, VBUC

Best of Mobilize blog

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 14, 2017 @ 17:06

ICYMI, we've compiled a list of the most popular and useful blog posts of all time. There's lots of practical (and technical) advice on recycling your old code. Read on for best practices on code modernization: 

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Topics: application migration, VB6, C# to HTML, Modernization, modernization ROI

VB6 to microservices: is it even a thing?

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 08, 2017 @ 15:06

VB6: will it ever go away?

Maybe not--the current (June 2017) TIOBE index shows Visual Basic (not VB.NET) at #16 (down from 11th a year ago). Maybe that sounds irrelevant, but consider what it's still ahead of: FORTRAN, MATLAB, and Objective-C.

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Topics: application modernization, VB6

Ransomware hack: what we can learn about VB6

Posted by John Browne on May, 17, 2017 @ 09:05

Friday May 12 saw the worst cyber attack in years, as a worm (WannaCry, Wanna, or Wcry) spread through computer networks encrypting files and demanding a ransom of anywhere from $300 to $600.

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Topics: application modernization, VB6, ransomware, Wannacry

Proven tips for application modernization

Posted by John Browne on May, 03, 2017 @ 09:05

Waging as we are a constant battle to make the world save for executables, we are happy to bring you yet more resources to help you join our fight.

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Topics: application modernization

Ditch VB6 with the "VB6 Migration Jumpstart Guide"

Posted by John Browne on Apr, 19, 2017 @ 07:04

Migrating off VB6 has never been more important. Every passing day VB6 gets riskier and more problematic to keep around. 

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Topics: application modernization, VB6

Mobilize.Net announces new tool for modernization support

Posted by John Browne on Apr, 01, 2017 @ 06:04

Our skunkworks team has been working overtime on a new product that I think is a real game changer.

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Topics: application modernization, VB6

VB6 to Web: an ISV's journey

Posted by John Browne on Mar, 23, 2017 @ 17:03

Today I watched a demo of an app we are finishing up--this belongs to an ISV who serves a vertical market and like a lot of those kinds of apps it sort of does everything for the customer. We are going to have a full case study on this soon but it was such a great story that I wanted to share immediately.

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Topics: application modernization, Web Application Development, WebMap

Visual Studio 2017 solutions with VBUC 7.2

Posted by John Browne on Mar, 21, 2017 @ 06:03

In our continuing struggle to make the world safe from nasty old legacy code, we are happy today to announce the availability of VBUC version 7.2, designed to help you stamp out all those On Error Gotos and ActiveX dependencies and get on with your life.

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Topics: VBUC, Visual Studio 2017