Badly coded VB3 to dot net or beyond
Posted on 2006-10-30
I've recently acquired the codebase for a full-featured GL & property management product in pretty rough VB3 with Access 1.1 behind it (virtually no error handling!)
I need a functional conversion to a new language and out the door within a year. I have extensive VB6 experience and over ten years interface design, and am happy to deal with that (or drive the conversion team crazy), so the challenge is making it work and cleaning up the mess. Naturally I have a miniscule budget and a crazy time line. The good news is that I do have a few good beta testers, and lots of old customers.
So, here are my questions:
a) what should the target development environment be - VB.Net, C# or....?
b) anyone have a good outsource reference? (India, Russia, China...) Horror stories are appreciated, too.
c) anyone have a burning desire to do it?
Please submit your arguments, too - I'm more interested in how you think than what you think! ;-) Thanks!