Near-shore in Times of the Coronavirus

Strange times we live in. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we think about everything, from grocery-shopping to commuting to travel. The world has changed and likely things will never be the same. With millions of people in the US alone working from home full-time for the first time, many companies have been forced toContinue reading “Near-shore in Times of the Coronavirus”

Modernizing Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access was the first database engine built specifically for Microsoft Windows, back in 1993. With this it became the main database engine in the late 90’s and was widely popular in the early 2000’s. One of the things that made Access very popular was that it shipped with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) andContinue reading “Modernizing Microsoft Access”

If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

Modernizing an application is not always a straightforward decision; after all, the application is working as it is and probably your team is already busy with their day-to-day responsibilities. My application isn’t legacy, is it? A big issue with legacy applications is that it’s not something that happens from one day to the next. MostContinue reading “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”

What do you mean, modernization?

What a wonderful thing, starting a new project. File -> New… select the latest technology everyone is talking about and begin with a blank slate. In reality though, most developers end up working maintaining existing applications, some of them going back several decades. If you don’t believe me, just look at the job openings forContinue reading “What do you mean, modernization?”