Who wants a migration community site?

From time to time, we host migration labs in Redmond where we invite some large customers to bring in their VB6 applications and we help them get started on the process of migrating these to VB.NET.  Blair Stephenson, one of the recent attendees, was so inspired by the proces that he went off and registered vbmigration.com.  He recently posted a blog entry  asking who was interested in having a VB migration community site.

So what do you think? Is there a need for this?

Comments (4)

  1. Jay,

    All of my experiences with migration ended up with complete rewrite of the application. I would like to see how much of VB6.0 customers truely migrating the code to VB.NET. The problem of migration lays in poor-written VB 6.0 code, which almost impossible to move to OOP VB.NET.

    My two cents, Maxim

    [www.ipattern.com do you?]

  2. brady gaster says:

    to be honest, i think this would be a good idea. but a BETTER idea that i had no idea how many people needed until i began my current consultancy is this – an ASP migration community site.

    oh dude. you’d be amazed how many people out there are still writing ASP code….

    only it’s in C#.

  3. Nix says:

    This idea is good but like Maxim say, migration experience often end up quickly…

    BUT it’s a very good idea to have a site with articles that explain how to "migrate vb6 users brain" (think object etc… and DON’T be affraid to say that VB.NET = C# power please !)

    Brady is right too, it should be a good idea to do this for asp => asp.net too

    See you in France on july 😉

  4. Shannon Smythe says:

    I get the idea most of the VB.Net and C# being written by LOB developers is actually ASP.Net rather than anything else.

    Things like delegates instead of the prior event model, etc. seem to be giving people fits for anything but simple Windows Forms applications on the order of "Hello World."

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