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VB6 to .NET: missing a reference?

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 20, 2017 @ 13:06

Without a doubt, one of the more interesting and powerful features of VB6 was its integration with Microsoft Office. That integration opened up a vast set of capabilities for working with text documents (Word), numbers and lists (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint), and even email (Outlook). Not for the faint of heart, you could create real chaos or power when used correctly.

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Topics: VB6, VBUC

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 to microservices: is it even a thing?

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 08, 2017 @ 15:06

VB6: will it ever go away?

Maybe not--the current (June 2017) TIOBE index shows Visual Basic (not VB.NET) at #16 (down from 11th a year ago). Maybe that sounds irrelevant, but consider what it's still ahead of: FORTRAN, MATLAB, and Objective-C.

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Topics: application modernization, VB6

Ransomware hack: what we can learn about VB6

Posted by John Browne on May, 17, 2017 @ 09:05

Friday May 12 saw the worst cyber attack in years, as a worm (WannaCry, Wanna, or Wcry) spread through computer networks encrypting files and demanding a ransom of anywhere from $300 to $600.

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Topics: application modernization, VB6, ransomware, Wannacry

Ditch VB6 with the "VB6 Migration Jumpstart Guide"

Posted by John Browne on Apr, 19, 2017 @ 07:04

Migrating off VB6 has never been more important. Every passing day VB6 gets riskier and more problematic to keep around. 

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Topics: application modernization, VB6

Mobilize.Net announces new tool for modernization support

Posted by John Browne on Apr, 01, 2017 @ 06:04

Our skunkworks team has been working overtime on a new product that I think is a real game changer.

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Topics: application modernization, VB6

WebMAP ROI

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Jan, 24, 2017 @ 09:01

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

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Topics: VB6, meaningful use, WebMAP, WebMAP ROI, modernization ROI

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

If VB6 is still supported, why should I migrate my app?

Posted by John Browne on Dec, 09, 2015 @ 06:12

Recently a customer wrote us, saying "Hey, if Microsoft says VB6 is still supported and will be for years and years, why should I worry? Why bother to migrate my app off that classic platform?"

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Topics: application modernization, Visual Basic, VB6

Announcing VBUC 6.5

Posted by John Browne on Oct, 21, 2015 @ 06:10

When I worked in the Visual C++ (now Visual Studio) group at Microsoft, one of the breakthroughs came when our fearless leader, Denis Gilbert, insisted we "eat our own dogfood." What that meant was that we would actually use Visual C++ to build and debug Visual C++. In this day and age that may seem obvious to the point of absurdity, but (this was 20 years ago) at the time the development team used standalone editors like Vi and Make files to do the build. The IDE was for marketing to use in demos...

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Topics: Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, VB6, fun, .NET, C#, Windows