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

True cost of rewriting software: some reflections

Posted by John Browne on Dec, 20, 2017 @ 11:12

We have a calculator. I made it.

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Topics: software development, Web Application Development, developer productivity

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

Fast track your move off of Windows XP

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Feb, 18, 2014 @ 16:02

Windows XP is out of support on April 9, 2014. That’s less than 7 weeks away and the clock is ticking.  We know that increasing complexity of business environments, higher operational costs and big data requirements have placed pressure on IT departments to find solutions fast. The last thing you want to worry about is a legacy operating system. If you’re still running Windows XP, chances are good it’s because you’ve got a legacy application that only runs in that environment. You’re probably reluctant to change it because of the cost, time and complexity. 

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Topics: software development, application modernization, application migration, Windows XP

The Truth About Manual Rewrites

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Jan, 21, 2014 @ 16:01

I'm sure it's not news to you that manual app rewrites don't have the best success record. In fact, more fail than succeed. We've dug into the research a little to help you with real data, and we've summarized what we've found in a nifty infographic: The Truth About Manual Rewrites. If you want to learn more about requirement problems, cost overruns, defect rates, schedule issues and more, you can download our ebook: 5 Reasons Manual Rewrites Fail. Download the eBook.

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Topics: manual rewrite, software development, application modernization, application migration

The hidden costs of application rewrites

Posted by John Browne on Oct, 21, 2013 @ 10:10

We all know that legacy code is expensive to keep around:

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Topics: software development, application modernization, application migration