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Myrick Consulting Services

Application Migration Services

Migration

Old applications typically represent a significant business investment. More often than not, they also serve as a critical part of the business. Unfortunately these applications have a limited lifespan due to the ever changing nature of the computer industry. Migration allows you to retain much of your original investment through code reuse and redevelopment.

Our migration process is comprised of a series of sequential steps. The steps taken depend on the type of application, current language and target language for the new application. Regardless of the exact approach used, the resulting application will have a significantly improved usable lifespan.

In short, our migration process saves you development cost and extends the value of your original investment by giving your old application new life.

Old to New Again


dBase, Clipper, FoxPro and Visual FoxPro Migration

When the current application is a dBase, Clipper or FoxPro application our first choice is to use Visual FoxPro 9 as the platform for the new application. The value of using Visual FoxPro 9 as the new application platform is the ability to reuse code and data structures from the old version. We will also use C#, ASP and other languages depending on your requirements. In addition, we can use MS Sequel Server or MySQL as the database manager with if you so desire or when your application requires it. The original platform, the target platform, and database manager dictates how much of your old code can be reused.


With some Visual FoxPro applications we can perform a migration to the current version with only minor changes to the original source code. These minimum change migrations are the exceptions and not the norm. With the typical application there are multiple steps that are required for a successful migration. The business logic and some of the older code of dBase, Clipper and FoxPro application are reused. Screens and reports are typically recreated. This is in part due to the enhanced functionality of Visual FoxPro which enables a simplier, yet more robust, screen and report set.


When we are migrating an application to Visual FoxPro we also typically use our Application Framework. Our framework provides basic functionality through a combination of application elements and data structures. The Framework also provides a stable foundation upon which new applications can be built. Our framework enables us to focused on business logic instead of standard processing functions, thereby reducing development time.


In short, our migration process saves you development cost and extends the value of your original investment by giving your old application new life.




Free Estimates

Where possible we will provide you with a free estimate as to the cost of a migration, new development or in some cases, maintenance for your existing application.

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