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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: VBUC, VB6, application modernization

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: WebMAP, application 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

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

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

A Christmas Carol circa 2017

Posted by John Browne on Dec, 25, 2017 @ 06:12

(With apologies to the Muppets--I mean Charles Dickens).

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Topics: application modernization, WebMAP

Is DevOps for you?

Posted by John Browne on Dec, 05, 2017 @ 10:12

DevOps is a pretty hot topic today, and if you feel like maybe everyone but you is doing it and you're not even sure what "it" is, this is your blog.

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Topics: DevOps, application modernization, WebMAP, #MSFTConnect

Syncfusion and WebMAP

Posted by John Browne on Nov, 07, 2017 @ 23:11

A couple of weeks ago at the Microsoft Visual Studio Partners annual shindig and crabfeed (actually there was no crab), it was nice to run into Marissa Keller Outten from Syncfusion.

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Topics: Syncfusion, application modernization, WebMAP

What can we learn from Equifax?

Posted by John Browne on Sep, 13, 2017 @ 16:09

Assuming you didn't just arrive from Mars, you will have heard about the recent data breach at credit-monitoring company Equifax that affects 143,000,000 people, mostly Americans, which by my back-of-the-envelope calculation is basically everyone. And by everyone I mean every adult resident of the USofA who has ever had a job, had a credit card, bank account, electric bill, apartment, car loan, boat loan, or mortgage.

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Topics: Hacks, Legacy software, application modernization, Windows security