ArtinSoft White Papers
The following White Papers provide useful information regarding migration projects,
goals and needs.
HIPAA / HITECH Compliance Risks with Visual Basic 6.0
With HIPAA and HITECH, service providers, insurance companies, clearinghouses, software
vendors and other business associates are subject to possible enforcements measures
if standards regarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the patient
data aren’t met. While these regulations for the health care industry do not
call for the use of any specific software, it does suggests using technologies that
have vendor support and access to updates and patches that will reduce risks, and
upgrading VB6 applications to .NET makes it much easier to stay in compliance. Microsoft
has placed features at the core of the .NET Framework which ensure developers address
security both from use of managed code, role-based and code-access security and
the rich libraries in the .NET security namespaces.
Read "HIPAA / HITECH
Compliance Risks with Visual Basic 6.0" whitepaper online
5 myth-busting reasons for choosing an automatic migration vs. a manual rewrite
There are still many myths out there surrounding software migrations, but once you
learn about the availability of advanced migration technologies that allow generating
code of a superior quality, with a much lower project cost, time and risk, you will
definitely agree that using automated migration tools as part of an overall software
renewal initiative is the most viable way to leverage the current investment in
legacy applications and move them to the latest platforms.
Read "5 myth-busting reasons for choosing an automatic migration vs. a manual rewrite"
How to select an automatic VB to .NET migration product
Software migration products are complex technologies that need to strike the right
balance automation and quality of the generated code. At one side of the migration
products range there are compilers, which takes source code and translates it 100%
automatically to a different language; a language that it is not fit for “human
consumption” and cannot be easily maintained. On the other side, there is the full
manual upgrade, in which an engineer only optimizes with respect to code quality
at the expense of a very high migration cost.
Read "How to
select an automatic VB to .NET migration product" whitepaper online
Planning a Successful VB to .NET Migration: 8 Proven Tips
Even with the help of VB to .NET migration tools, it is still necessary to plan
carefully in order to ensure success. This whitepaper presents eight recommendations
that you should take into account when planning a migration to the .NET Framework,
based on ArtinSoft’s broad experience executing successful Visual Basic 6.0 to .NET
upgrade projects worldwide.
a Successful VB to .NET Migration: 8 Proven Tips" whitepaper online
Visual Basic Upgrade Companion vs. Code Advisor
When planning a migration project with the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC),
many users ask if they should still execute the Visual Basic 6.0 Code Advisor, since
VBUC automatically takes care of many of the tasks flagged by Code Advisor. This
article provides a practical view focused on minimizing manual work by using both
tools and taking advantage of the enhanced features of VBUC.
Read "Visual Basic Upgrade Companion
vs. Code Advisor" whitepaper online
A Fast Track to Software Modernization
Legacy software applications are very valuable assets. Most CIO’s and CEO’s know
this, in spite of the fact that today’s balance sheets rarely show their real value.
Typically, over the years large investments in intellectual capital have been imbedded
in the legacy systems, but more often than not, those investments have been booked
Read "A Fast Track to Software Modernization " whitepaper
Realities Of Upgrading Large Real World Applications
In this document, we answer some of the most common questions about upgrading, based
on the general trends we have found in upgrading large real world applications.
Some of the inquiries that we discuss are: when to re-write, migrate or leave in
VB 6, learning to migrate an application and why doesn’t the Upgrade Wizard upgrade
Read "Realities Of Upgrading Large Real World Applications"
Upgrading a Visual Basic® Application to .NET: The e-volutionVisualizer Example
This paper begins by explaining how to upgrade a Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 application
to Visual Basic .NET. The main focus is on the actual upgrade process and very specific
issues are explained i.e. how to handle Data Binding, Drag and Drop operations and
Printer Objects. To finish, we take a look at how to enhance the application using
web services and XML.
Read "Upgrading a Visual Basic® Application to .NET: The
e-volutionVisualizer Example" whitepaper online
This report explains how automated software transformation works and proposes a
strategy for assessing the suitability of existing applications for migration to
modern platforms such as J2EE and .NET.
Read "Legacy Transformation" whitepaper online
The New Way of Doing Migration
This white paper carefully explains the difference between the traditional approach
to migration (manual re-writes) and the methodology used at ArtinSoft, when an automatic
migration is carried out. This paper also includes the comparative data from one
of our migration projects.
Read "The New Way of Doing Migration" whitepaper online