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.Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More
Topics: application migration
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?
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.Read More
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:
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: