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Improving Legacy Code

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My suggestions to a client on improving their legacy code. Initially: Move all source code from VSS into TFS. Ensure all code needed to compile is within the workspace. Ensure all dependencies are correct so compilation of any one module will automatically compile needed dependencies for that module. Add UnitTest++ (or CppUnit – whatever floats […]

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Technical?

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From a job description on my daily subscription: “You will be working with ambiguous technical requirements”. They can’t be that technical if they are ambiguous, nor can they be requirements if you can’t discern what the requirements are due to their ambiguity.

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Apologies

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My apologies for lack of updates. A project I am on is currently sinking for a multitude of reasons, some of which I want to write about, but not when I am doing 10 hour days to regain the missing weeks of time.

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C++ and Maven sitting in a tree

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…but they definitely were not K-I-S-S-I-N-G. In fact they weren’t even holding hands. As a test at work for a new project I was asked to look at using Maven, which is currently being used to great effect by the Java programmers, with C++. A new project has arisen that requires proof that there is […]

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Creating directories

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I recently had a problem at work where an application failed if the user tried to use UNC paths in a application that was ran as a service. This service was written in C# that called into C DLL. Not only that, but the DLL was written in VC6. So after confirming I could recreate […]

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Update

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It’s been a while since I posted, so what has been keeping me busy? Work, it’s getting easier – I think I am getting into the VB6 mindset, but I still hate VBA with a passion. When is the nice .NET extension becoming available? Is it already, and could Reporting Services save our souls (not […]

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VB6 and VBA

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My employer of nearly 3 months is slowly moving to VB.NET. However a lot of their ‘legacy’ apps still need to be maintained and extended to support new methods, etc. This involves VB6 and VBA.  I was always in the position that VB6 was a mickey-mouse program for throwaway apps but not really suitable for […]

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