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The top 5 reasons not to move your desktop apps to Citrix

Posted by John Browne on Apr, 01, 2020 @ 05:04

The author diligently working from home.

Citrix was recently in the news for both good reasons and bad ones. Their stock price is soaring as people suddenly have to work from home to avoid spreading the coronavirus. And a United States Senator is coming under scrutiny for buying a lot of Citrix right after a committee briefing on the pandemic. 

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Topics: application modernization, desktop apps, Citrix, virtualization

Accessing local devices from a Web Application

Posted by Mauricio Rojas on Nov, 26, 2019 @ 10:11

Usually when we modernize legacy VB6, Delphi or PowerBuilder apps some parts of the migrated application depend on using a device which is attached to the client using the app.

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Topics: application modernization, Visual Basic, VB6, convert Windows to Web, AngularJS, PowerBuilder, WebMAP, internet explorer, Helpers, migration services, desktop, devices

Security or app continuity? An open letter to CIOs

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 21, 2019 @ 13:08

Dear CIO,

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Topics: application modernization, VBUC

Pitfalls of software development

Posted by Roland Worms, CEO, Codeless on Aug, 13, 2019 @ 15:08

Why it’s different from product development 

Yes, we can. A lot of companies that do product development and are good at it also think they are good at application modernization, while companies that have done application modernization say they never want to go through that painstaking process ever again.

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Topics: software development, application modernization, Modernization, Legacy software, code transformation

What we talk about when we talk about application modernization

Posted by John Browne on Apr, 25, 2019 @ 05:04

I just finished reading a white paper from a highly-respected technology company about their definition of application modernization. Their definition of application modernization is "repackaging" legacy applications for "more agility" including some "cloud native" features.

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Topics: application modernization, containers

Migrating PowerBuilder DataWindows to web (part 3)

Posted by John Browne on Mar, 11, 2019 @ 11:03

Welcome back. If you've been reading along, in Part 1 and Part 2 we talked about what PowerBuilder DataWindows do, how they are used, and the challenges of modernizing PowerBuilder DataWindows to native web apps.

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Topics: application modernization, PowerBuilder, Web Development

Should you modify a VB6 app while migrating to .NET?

Posted by John Browne on Dec, 19, 2018 @ 15:12

Recently one of our account executives asked me an interesting question. He had been contacted by an ISV who was slogging through a rewrite of a very large (millions of lines of code) VB6 app to .NET. And like many if not most companies who attempt rewrites of very large applications, at some point the pain, cost, time, and risk began to be largely untenable and they began investigating tools to address the problem. 

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Topics: application modernization, desktop apps

Aucotec converts VB6 to C#

Posted by John Browne on Oct, 23, 2018 @ 07:10

Eike Michel had a problem.

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Topics: application modernization, VB6, VBUC

Modifying a WebMAP5 app

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 13, 2018 @ 15:06

We recently updated our WebMAP architecture posts to reflect the significant improvements that WebMAP5 makes in generated app code (compared to previous versions). If you haven't seen them, this is a good time to check out the details here, here, and here.

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Topics: application modernization, WebMAP

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