By Ghulam Nabi Shah | June 23rd, 2015 |
When it comes to VFP to .NET conversion we have found that one could choose to systematize the migration with language conversion software, but your outcome, aside from pure comedy, would be a truly subpar translation.
A VFP to .NET conversion will require many judgment calls. VFP to .NET conversion should establish the functionality of the application at the same time it might be also required to provide new looks to the application without hindering the application workflow. In another instance the mission might warrant a complete re-write to take advantage of new workflows and integrate a new architecture.
Here are 3 steps that must be taken to ensure a VFP to .NET conversion goes smooth.
1) Set Migration targets
Setting migration target is effective for conversion projects as it clearly suggest what you need to achieve at the end of the migration process. Make sure that you involve all the stakeholders of the project. Although different groups have different goals, each group need to contribute for the successful project completion. Programming stakeholders need to achieve updated software and technologies and Marketing professionals need more intuitive user interface.
2) Plan Value-Adds
One of the best characteristics of converting VFP to .NET is the ability to control functions not available in Visual FoxPro. Incorporating Value-adds into your conversion process is a part of each aspect of your project.
3) Convert Application Logic
VFP applications need to be categorized based on the application architecture based on the separation of application tiers. The rules engine for application logic should be considered during the migration process. Applications with business logic hand coded and having application layered architecture are the hardest to translate.
For a VFP migration project, clear analysis of requirements and effort estimates should be calculated, also the risks involved and cost of the project. This helps in planning the project and executing the project plan effectively.
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