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John Browne

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Best of Build Day 3

Posted by John Browne on May, 09, 2018 @ 17:05

Instead of boring old words today I just decided to show you some Build 2018. So check out the completely unedited video. And congrats to our XBox winners. We went a little crazy and gave away three, not two.

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Topics: #MSBuild

Best of Build Day 2

Posted by John Browne on May, 08, 2018 @ 17:05

Tuesday May 8 dawned foggy with a promise of clear blue skies later. There was no fogginess in Microsoft's announcement of .NET Core 3, however where they are doing  a lot of work to make older technologies like WPF and Win32 play nice on Windows 10. They even got Paint to run on on .NET Core 3 without access to the sources. So that implies that implementing this on your old code could be as easy as replacing some libs.

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Topics: #MSBuild

Best of Build 2018 Day 1

Posted by John Browne on May, 07, 2018 @ 17:05

Build is Microsoft's annual homage to dorkiness and it's here in full glory. The de rigueur attire is a teeshirt with some kind of nerdy slogan or product (acceptable alternatives include beer but only craft beer), jeans, and a backpack apparently stuffed with the owner's entire worldly goods. 

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Topics: #MSBuild, Build

Introducing WebMAP5

Posted by John Browne on May, 06, 2018 @ 20:05

When I first joined Mobilize.Net--actually before I joined Mobilize.Net, since I was interviewing for the job--and I heard the business model was tools to do code conversion,

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Topics: WebMAP

Solving the legacy database problem

Posted by John Browne on Mar, 01, 2018 @ 06:03

Not every legacy app has a database connection but I've yet to see one of any size or value that didn't.

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Topics: CONNX, data modernization

Adding barcode scanning to a web app with LEADTOOLS

Posted by John Browne on Feb, 22, 2018 @ 06:02

Here's a cool idea: take your old desktop ERP system and migrate it to the web.

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Topics: application modernization, WebMAP, LEADTOOLS

Migrating PowerBuilder to HTML: issues and answers

Posted by John Browne on Feb, 16, 2018 @ 16:02

4GLs were quite the thing in the 80s and 90s. Everybody either had one, sold one, or was talking about getting one. For a while, it seemed like actually writing code was going to be obsolete any minute now. Who needs programmers when you can drag and drop UI elements, set properties, and go to town?

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Topics: PowerBuilder

Cloud app modernization: fact or fiction?

Posted by John Browne on Feb, 07, 2018 @ 09:02

It doesn't take a lot of looking to find companies who claim to modernize your legacy applications by moving them to the cloud.

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Topics: application modernization

GDPR and cybersecurity: it's EU smackdown time!

Posted by John Browne on Feb, 01, 2018 @ 13:02



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Topics: #gdpr, application security

A Christmas Carol circa 2017

Posted by John Browne on Dec, 25, 2017 @ 06:12

(With apologies to the Muppets--I mean Charles Dickens).

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Topics: application modernization, WebMAP