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Application Modernization

Best of Mobilize blog

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 14, 2017 @ 17:06

ICYMI, we've compiled a list of the most popular and useful blog posts of all time. There's lots of practical (and technical) advice on recycling your old code. Read on for best practices on code modernization: 

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Topics: application migration, VB6, C# to HTML, Modernization, modernization ROI

VB6 apps in Windows Store? Wait, what?

Posted by John Browne on Sep, 16, 2016 @ 16:09

Scott Hanselman wrote that he used the Desktop App Converter to put a VB6 app in the Windows Store. You can read all about it here

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Topics: application migration

How is Mobilize different?

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 26, 2016 @ 08:08

In past blogs we've talked about when automated migration of legacy apps makes sense compared to a full rewrite--usually when you have significant business logic in the code which you don't want to recreate, or when you have a need to move from client-server to web quickly, or when you want to save a great deal of time and money. Migration isn't the best course of action all the time, but frequently is for classic forms-over-data client server style apps.

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Topics: application migration, VB6, VBUC

WebMAP2 ROI

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on May, 05, 2015 @ 08:05


Who's using WebMAP2 and what's the ROI?

The most common question we get at Mobilize.Net is "Can you show me a customer like me who's using it?" That's an easy question for us to answer since we have thousands of customers - from all industries including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and more. And the flexibility of WebMAP2 makes it valuable to large enterprises and ISVs as well as SMBs and mid-size companies.

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Topics: manual rewrite, application modernization, application migration, HTML5, convert Windows to Web, Affordable Care Act, healthcare,, meaningful use

Migrating to HTML5 Part 2

Posted by John Browne on Feb, 03, 2015 @ 08:02



Ok, it's all very fine and dandy to talk about the case for automated migration from .NET to HTML5 as a way to reuse proven code, but what are the real economics here? Are we talking about a lot of savings, or just a tiny improvement?

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Topics: manual rewrite, software development, application modernization, application migration, HTML5, Mobile Application Development, MVVM, MVC, convert Windows to Web

Adding it all up: the case for migrating to HTML5 (Part 1)

Posted by John Browne on Jan, 29, 2015 @ 16:01

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Let's say you've got a line of business (LOB) application that just chugs along, doing its line of business thing, day after day, week after week, year after year. Every big company has at least one of these, often dozens and dozens. 

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Topics: manual rewrite, software development, application modernization, application migration, HTML5, MVVM, MVC, convert Windows to Web

VB6 Open Source - Not gonna happen

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Jul, 15, 2014 @ 14:07

There's been a strong push by the user community to open-source VB6 in order to ensure a better future for both the language and the developers. In early June, Microsoft officially confirmed that it will not be open-sourcing VB6. We have advice for those of you who are ready to move off of Visual Basic and on to more modern languages and platforms:

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Topics: software development, application modernization, application migration, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Basic, Windows XP, VBA, VB6

Why HTML5?

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Jun, 23, 2014 @ 11:06

Many of our customers ask us about whether or not it makes sense to move applications to HTML5.  At Mobilize, we've been working with HTML5 for several years now and we believe it's good and getting better all the time:

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Topics: software development, application modernization, application migration, HTML5, Mobile Application Development, Android

Anti-virus won't solve your Windows XP end-of-life problems

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Apr, 17, 2014 @ 04:04

Microsoft said they'd end support for Windows XP and they went and did it. A lot of people thought they'd delay it yet again, but this time it's real. No more support. (Unless, of course, you want to pay Microsoft a truly exorbitant amount of money.) Now you're faced with making a decision about what to do with your Windows XP PCs. We've been asked by several customers if using anti-virus software is a solution for the lack of support from Microsoft.  

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Topics: software development, application modernization, application migration, Windows XP, anti-virus

WebMAP2: Getting light with no rewrite

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Apr, 03, 2014 @ 09:04

First of all, this is not about Windows XP.

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Topics: application modernization, application migration, Visual Basic, Microsoft, Windows XP, HTML5, Mobile Application Development