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John Browne

John Browne

John started programming computers in the 1970s when you had to use punch cards and wait until tomorrow to get your compile finished. In the ensuing years, he moved from mainframes to PCs and was an early employee at Microsoft, working on multiple products include Visual C++ and Excel. Since joining Mobilize.Net in 2012, he's been focused on helping customers understand their options to modernize legacy software. John and his wife live on a hobby farm near Seattle, WA with three chickens and two Border Collies.

Recent Posts by John Browne:

by John Browne, on Aug 21, 2023 3:43:15 PM

As in Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets, which we now have in WebMAP. I haven't written much any HTML recently, so I have to blushingly admit I never heard of either …

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by John Browne, on Jul 18, 2023 5:00:31 PM

As far as I can tell, there are only two things that are easy to do in the cloud: paying too much and getting it wrong. That's where reference architecture …

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by John Browne, on Jun 12, 2023 12:13:55 PM

Matt Watson, AKA The Visionary CTO, has a thought-provoking post recently: "My 20 Year Career is Technical Debt or Deprecated." It's a good read and I recommend it highly. Short …

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Topics:application modernizationtechnical debt

by John Browne, on May 2, 2023 1:30:17 PM

Many years ago I was an auto mechanic. This was in the days before digital motor electronics, electronic fuel injection, or other high tech add-ons that we take for granted …

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by John Browne, on Apr 25, 2023 4:18:54 PM

Generative AI--let's just call it ChatGPT for now--has arrived with the same level of enthusiasm as the good citizens of River City when Harold Hill showed up in town to …

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Topics:application migrationVBUCChatGPT

by John Browne, on Feb 8, 2023 3:46:15 PM

Last week I promised to let you know what you--that is, at least some of you--told me what you thought about React or Blazor as a front-end replacement for Web …

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Topics:BlazorASP.NET Web FormsReact

by John Browne, on Feb 2, 2023 5:00:00 AM

Recently I asked our loyal readership how they thought ASP.NET Web Forms should get modernized, specifically to Blazor or React? Before I get to what I learned, a little background …

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Topics:BlazorASP.NET Web FormsReact

by John Browne, on Jan 10, 2023 5:00:00 AM

Today we're announcing general availability of Visual Basic Upgrade Companion version 9.5 with full .NET 7 support. If you're a little confused still about all the .NET versions and names, …

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Topics:Visual BasicVBUC.NET 7

by John Browne, on Nov 30, 2022 5:00:00 AM

April is the cruellest month but November is the wettest, at least here in the Pacific Northwest, so this long weekend following the annual American orgy of eating and shopping …

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by John Browne, on Nov 7, 2022 10:17:37 AM

If you came here to get some hate for ASP.NET Web Forms you've come to the wrong place. More like how I feel about my ex-in laws; I can tolerate …

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