ArtinSoft, a provider of automated software transformation technology, and Gizmox, a developer of the Visual WebGui rich Internet, cloud application development platform, have announced a new strategic alliance to provide migration services for moving Visual Basic 6.0 applications to DHTML, Silverlight 3, and the Windows Azure platform.
ArtinSoft, a provider of automated software transformation
technology, and Gizmox, a developer of the Visual WebGui rich Internet,
cloud application development platform, have announced a new strategic
alliance to provide migration services for moving Visual Basic 6.0
applications to DHTML, Silverlight 3, and the Windows Azure platform.
This alliance introduces a new alternative for enterprises looking
for a way out of legacy VB 6.0 applications, providing both long-term
savings by moving to a rapid application development framework provided
by Visual WebGui, and a quick upgrade path by performing the migration
with ArtinSoft's migration tools and services, the companies said.
This new offering enables customers to move Visual Basic 6.0 or
Microsoft Windows Forms applications to a Web-based environment, saving
deployment, remote access licenses, and infrastructure costs, as well
as adding flexibility by allowing the choice between DHTML,
Silverlight, or cloud-based user interfaces at the switch of a button.
Indeed, customers will be able to keep the rich user interface
normally associated with desktop applications, and have the advantage
of providing a streamlined deployment experience and enhancing the
productivity of their development resources.
"Microsoft is pleased to support the new partnership between
ArtinSoft and Gizmox," said Steve Sklepowich, director for Silverlight
at Microsoft, in a statement. "This partnership will equip developers
and businesses with the tools they need to cost-effectively move their
Visual Basic 6.0 and Windows Forms applications to Silverlight 3,
enabling a new class of rich Internet applications on the Web."
ArtinSoft's flagship automated tool, the Visual Basic Upgrade
Companion, will be used to transform the VB 6.0 legacy code into .NET
code that will run on the Visual WebGui platform. Once in .NET, the
application can be easily ported to the Web using the Gizmox Visual
"We are excited to enter into a partnership with ArtinSoft that
finally brings customers running legacy Visual Basic applications an
e-2-e solution that wasn't available before," said Navot Peled, CEO and
founder of Gizmox.
"This is a great opportunity for enterprise customers to move their
application away from the desktop and make them available without
deployment limitations," said Roberto Leiton, ArtinSoft's CEO. "It is
something the market has been requesting for a while, and the
combination of the Visual WebGui platform with our migration expertise
is the best value proposition for our customers."