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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: Build, #MSBuild

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

Microsoft Build 2018 - Here we come!

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Apr, 17, 2018 @ 18:04

It's that time of year when we get ultra-excited for our favorite developer event - Microsoft Build - the quintessential geek event! You want code? There's tons of code. You want Microsoft technical gods and goddesses - Build's got 'em. It's in Microsoft's hometown so all of the smartest and best Microsoft technical folks will be speaking and hanging out.

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Topics: #MSBuild, Build, software development, developer productivity, Web Development, cloud, DevOps

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

Best Mobilize.Net Blog Posts of 2017

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Jan, 18, 2018 @ 20:01

2017 was a great year for malware, security breaches, billion dollar company valuations and cryptocurrencies, amirite? Over here at Mobilize, we had a great year of modernizing a lot of code, meeting with lots of developers and writing about all of it. ICYMI, we've pulled together a round-up of our favorite blog posts from 2017. Here goes...

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What can we learn from Equifax?

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Topics: developer productivity, application modernization, WebMAP, Syncfusion, PreEmptive Solutions, Dotfuscator, #gdpr, DevOps, Web Development, ransomware, Mobile security, code transformation, modernization ROI, Web Application Development, Windows security, application modernization