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These are the sessions you need to attend at Ignite 2019

Posted by John Browne on Oct, 14, 2019 @ 07:10

I know, I know. You still haven't waded through all the archived sessions from last month's .NET Conf and here I am talking about Ignite, which is only about a little over three weeks away.

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Topics: #msignite

From VB6 to .NET Core 3

Posted by Mauricio Rojas on Oct, 08, 2019 @ 12:10

 

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Topics: .NET Core

Let's talk .NET Core

Posted by John Browne on Sep, 23, 2019 @ 06:09

If you develop for Windows you have to know about .NET Core (and if you don't develop for Windows why the heck are you reading this blog?). Well, in case you've been under heavy sedation, let me fill you in: .NET Core is the open source version of the .NET Framework, giving it reach from Windows to Linux and MacOS. Up to now, .NET Core has been interesting only to people who wanted to develop for UWP or ASP.NET but that's all changed with Version 3, which is available as a release candidate now. Among other goodies are support for C# 8.0, ReadyToRun (R2R) executables, and support for Winforms and WPF apps.

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Topics: dotnet

Adding references to Mobilize helpers source code (VB6 to .NET)

Posted by Will Vasquez on Sep, 06, 2019 @ 14:09

What are helper classes?

When you convert code from VB6 to .NET, some elements from the source application don't have a direct equivalent in the target platform. To bridge this gap Mobilize created some classes that have a native .NET implementation of the new way to achieve the same functionality you had in VB6.

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Topics: VBUC, Winforms, Helpers

All VBUC release notes

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 26, 2019 @ 11:08

Turns out it might be helpful to some folks to see a list of all the improvements that have been made to the VBUC over the years. It also turns out I can only go back to VBUC 6.5 (from October 2015) with my records. I'll keep this updated as we release future versions.

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Topics: VBUC

Security or app continuity? An open letter to CIOs

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 21, 2019 @ 13:08

Dear CIO,

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Topics: application modernization, VBUC

Windows Update Kills VB6 Apps

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 19, 2019 @ 13:08

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

Pitfalls of software development

Posted by Roland Worms, CEO, Codeless on Aug, 13, 2019 @ 15:08

Why it’s different from product development 

Yes, we can. A lot of companies that do product development and are good at it also think they are good at application modernization, while companies that have done application modernization say they never want to go through that painstaking process ever again.

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Topics: software development, application modernization, Modernization, Legacy software, code transformation

VB strikes again

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 06, 2019 @ 14:08

I completely missed this when it was announced in 2017 but sure didn't miss it when ZDNet published this yesterday. Microsoft is killing support for VBScript in IE11 in August's Patch Tuesday which un-ironically is on the 13th this month. We'll get to why in a minute (spoiler, it involves one of those places you really don't want to visit).

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Topics: malware, vbscript

Bye Bye VBScript

Posted by Mauricio Rojas on Aug, 05, 2019 @ 13:08

Internet Explorer is still a very used browser and VBScript on some of them is the scripting engine of choice.

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Topics: JavaScript, migration, ie, vbscript, internet explorer