mreyeros mreyeros - 13 days ago 9
ASP.NET (C#) Question

PowerBuilder to ASP.NET

I was wondering if anyone has performed a migration from PowerBuilder to ASP.NET? Is this going to be a complete rewrite, is there a list of best practices for performing this type of migration? I personally have never worked with PowerBuilder and any guidance and or suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer

If you have never worked with PowerBuilder but have been tasked with migrating a decently sized application written in it, I would highly suggest you do the following:

  1. Schedule a meeting with the project owners.

  2. Show up with a blank notebook and pencil / pen.

  3. The first question should be: "What do you want the new system to do?"

Go from there...

Migrating a decently sized system to another language is so full of pitfalls a lot of times it's better to wipe the slate and start over... Unless the team is fluent in BOTH languages. Of course, starting over has it's own drawbacks as well. I hope they are prepared to spend a lot of time and money.;)

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