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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

VBUC Expert Mode

Posted by Will Vasquez on Jul, 22, 2019 @ 05:07

Whenever you're trying to convert a VB6 or Classic ASP application to .NET with the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion it is recommended that you do so in an environment where the source application can be built and executed. This will ensure all the required references are correctly registered in that environment.

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Topics: application migration, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Basic, VB6, VBUC, components, component vendors, migration

Where is my business logic when migrating to Winforms?

Posted by Will Vasquez on Jul, 17, 2019 @ 13:07

Understanding the new code structure

You finally migrated your VB6 application using the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion. Now you have a WinForms application, but since you're just getting started with .NET and Visual Studio you might have some questions on what was generated in the migrated application.

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Topics: Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Basic, VB6, VBUC, Visual Studio, Winforms

Casamba takes a different path to app modernization

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 03, 2019 @ 15:06

Casamba is a national leader in providing electronic medical record (EMR)  enterprise software to skilled nursing facilities, outpatient therapy clinics, contract therapy providers, and home health and hospice agencies. Founded in 1997, Casamba's products are used by more than 275,000 providers across the United States.

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Topics: Visual Basic Upgrade Companion

Forget GOT, we've got Build videos!

Posted by John Browne on May, 15, 2019 @ 05:05

Last week was Microsoft's annual developer conference aka Build. Three days of total software geekitude: Azure, IoT, .NET, Visual Studio, and even a doggie petting zoo. Yes, your modern developer apparently gets so stressed out at a Microsoft conference that they need to rub a Golden Retriever's ears to calm down.

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Topics: Microsoft, #MSBuild

What we talk about when we talk about application modernization

Posted by John Browne on Apr, 25, 2019 @ 05:04

I just finished reading a white paper from a highly-respected technology company about their definition of application modernization. Their definition of application modernization is "repackaging" legacy applications for "more agility" including some "cloud native" features.

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Topics: application modernization, containers

Visual Studio 2019 is here!

Posted by John Browne on Apr, 02, 2019 @ 06:04

 Launch day! At least it is in Redmond where the Visual Studio team is celebrating the launch of VS 2019, and no, it's not an April Fools joke (that was yesterday).

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Topics: Visual Studio, developer productivity

Migrating PowerBuilder DataWindows to web (part 3)

Posted by John Browne on Mar, 11, 2019 @ 11:03

Welcome back. If you've been reading along, in Part 1 and Part 2 we talked about what PowerBuilder DataWindows do, how they are used, and the challenges of modernizing PowerBuilder DataWindows to native web apps.

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Topics: application modernization, PowerBuilder, Web Development

Migrating PowerBuilder DataWindows to Web (Part 2)

Posted by John Browne on Mar, 04, 2019 @ 14:03

In Part 1, we reviewed the nature and popularity of PowerBuilder DataWindows, and yes PowerBuilder was pretty cool back in the day. But so were leisure suits. Now, however, nobody is birthing new PowerBuilder developers so it makes sense to get off it. And since the core of a PowerBuilder app is lots of DataWindows, I want to show how WebMAP can migrate PowerBuilder DataWindows to a modern web app.

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Topics: Web Application Development, PowerBuilder