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GeneralRe: VB6 is a god!! PinmemberSimon_Whale14-Feb-13 1:57 
GeneralRe: VB6 is a god!! Pinmemberreilly9614-Feb-13 2:33 
GeneralRe: VB6 is a god!! PinmemberSimon_Whale14-Feb-13 2:48 
GeneralRe: VB6 is a god!! PinmemberCHill6014-Feb-13 3:29 
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GeneralRe: VB6 is a god!! PinmemberChris Quinn14-Feb-13 6:03 
GeneralRe: VB6 is a god!! Pinmemberjschell14-Feb-13 14:10 
CHill60 wrote:
There are still billions of lines of VB6 code still being using in Production systems across the world


How much Cobol?
How much Fortran?
How much Pascal?

CHill60 wrote:
Large, Medium and Small companies have kept VB6 (and even earlier tech) going for as long as they can simply because the stuff is already there, it works, it's already tested, it's already been proven, it's a major major investment in time and money to start converting it and doing all of that re-testing.


To be fair "tested" in this context means - "it works in production".

Versus, for example a extensive and complete testing suite.

CHill60 wrote:
work for to just dive in and replace all of their VB6 code with "the latest technologies" ... hey - how about we do that each time a new technology comes a-knocking? Yeah, right! You don't mind some of your money going missing in the meantime I guess?

 


The banks absolutely do not care if my money goes missing. What they care about is if their money goes missing.

This is why, for example, credit cards these days have so many 'fraud' checks. They do nothing to protect the consumer because the consumer's credit cards are already completely protected from loss (maximum of $50.) What they do is protect the bank's losses.

But other than that no business should upgrade to every new technology.

But businesses especially large ones should have some concept of architecture which includes evaluating new technologies for inclusion. Across the entire business. And banks don't do that. They often have divisions that not only do not coordinate their development but have absolutely no idea that the other divisions even exist. Hiring and management is often at the highest levels (perhaps always) handled by financial officers who do not have any experience with development. And there is no emphasis on looking for solutions that increase the quality of development but always an emphasis on reducing cost.
GeneralRe: VB6 is a god!! PinmemberJörgen Andersson15-Feb-13 5:54 
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