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Moving code to production without breaking existing functionality? [closed]

How can one move development / test code into production, and not end up breaking the functionality in Production environment? I am working with a small sized company, so they don't have a budget for ...
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What should be done on git while migrating new distribution and packet manager? [closed]

In the project I am working, we are using Freebsd and we are creating our software packages for it. Now we are planning to change distribution to Centos and rpm for packet manager. Since our codes ...
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How should the database schema be migrated?

I am using a bunch of freelance programmers to develop a web application. We are in the early stages of development, meaning that we are making many changes to our database schema. We have one test ...
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Handling changes to data types and entries in a database migration

I'm fully redesigning a site that indexes a number of articles with basic search functionality. The previous site was written about a decade ago, and I'm salvaging about 30,000 entries with data ...
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Big switching from one platform to another [closed]

As an example I want to switch from C#/.NET to Scala/Jvm. I'm working as a self-employed and I'm free to choose my favorite language/platform. Having more than 8 years of experience in C#/.NET leads ...
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How to migrate my thinking from C++ to C#

I am an experienced C++ developer, I know the language in great details and have used some of its specific features intensively. Also, I know principles of OOD and design patterns. I am now learning ...
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Using multiple Git repositories instead of a single one containing many apps from different teams?

I am migrating a 10-years-old big CVS repository to Git. It seemed obvious to split this multiple-projects repository into several Git ones. But the decision-makers are used to CVS, therefore their ...
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How to justify migration from Java 6 to Java 7?

We were migrating from Java 6 to Java 7. The project is behind schedule and risks being dropped, in which case it will continue to use Java 6. What are the specific improvements in Java 7 that we ...
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Migrating from python 2 to 3 [closed]

It is easy to find questions asking if one should start with python 2 or python 3, and it is a consensus that python 2 is the way to go as it is has more libraries and thus better supported. Python 3 ...
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data maintenance/migrations in image based sytems

Web applications usually have a database. The code and the database work hand in hand together. Therefore Frameworks like Ruby on Rails and Django create migration files Sure there are also servers ...
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Using Sql Server Change Data Capture with a frequently changing schema

We are looking into enabling Sql Server Change Data Capture for a new subsystem we are building. It's not really because we need it, but we are being pushed for having a complete history ...
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Re-engineering an ASP.NET AJAX project as ASP MVC

I have been asked to investigate the possibility of re-engineering an existing ASP.NET AJAX Web Application as under MVC. The project, as it stands ATM, is very heavily relient on Telerik's ASP.NET ...
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1answer
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How can I break my vendor lock-in situation?

I'm developing software for about 10 years. I began on QBasic and now I'm developing .NET using C# language. I'm always trying to follow the best design patterns and principals like SOLID. In short ...
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quick approach to migrate classic asp project to asp.net [duplicate]

Recently we got a requirement for converting a classic asp project to asp.net. This one is really a very old project created around 2002/2003. It consists of around 50 asp pages. I found very little ...
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Is it appropriate to run a complex enterprise-system configuration and migration project in a similar way to a Scrum development project?

I'm just starting out on the implementation of a large enterprise-wide system, which has complex requirements and many stakeholders. The company has been through high-level evaluation and tender ...
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1answer
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Is it bad form to change multiple tables in a single Rails migration file?

I wrote a migration file with the following code: class AddScheduleIdToPlayers < ActiveRecord::Migration def change add_column :players, :schedule_id, :integer add_column ...
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2answers
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statistics for checking imported data?

I'm working on a data migration of several hundred nodes from a Drupal 6 to a Drupal 7 site. I've got the data exported to the new site and I want to check it. Harkening back to my statistics classes, ...
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4answers
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We are moving an Access based corporate front-end into a Web-based App

We have an enterprise application with a front end written in Microsoft Access 2003 that has evolved over the past 6 years. The back end data, and a fair amount of back-end logic is contained within ...
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How to deal with huge changes to a data specification?

We have a C program which uses a .h header file to describe the custom-made data structure we use. The data structure must follow the design in the functional specification. There is some diagram to ...
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Keeping “historical” migrations in Django-south

After a system has gone through many migrations, and evolved enough for a second version, does it make sense to keep the old migrations around? I mean, old versions will use them to upgrade to the new ...
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If I use Ruby Migrations, do I have to use the rest of Ruby on Rails?

I'm currently trying to come up with a database migrations strategy for my organization. This includes getting the database scripts into source control, managing versioning, managing releases to QA / ...
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1answer
379 views

XAML Controls in WinForms

We're considering converting our WinForms application to a WPF application. Part of the reason is that WPF/XAML seem to be the future. We are also using third party controls that we would like to be ...
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2answers
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What strategies are you using to migrate your web site from Silverlight to HTML5 + JavaScript?

Microsoft released Silverlight 5 but there has been no news of any future versions (except service releases) being released. Combined with the increasing visibility of HTML5 and modern JavaScript ...
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4answers
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Data migration to a single shared SQL table

We have three internal web applications we use at my company. Unfortunately none of my predecessors had the foresight of sharing tables amongst those apps. It has become necessary to share some ...
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3answers
336 views

how to do database updates in each release

Our application uses database (mostly Oracle), and database is at the core. Each customer has its own database, with its own copy of application. Now with each new release of our product, we also need ...
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database migration: upgrade schema deployed on client machines

I'm working on an application, which when deployed is installed locally on client machines, and uses a local database server. Stupidly, I didn't plan for schema changes -- and now it needs to change. ...
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Programming language popularity: Is there data on migration trends?

I'm looking for historical statistics showing approximately how many developers of some language X switch to language Y. It should be the kind of data that answers question such as: Are former VB6 ...
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1answer
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Is there a general pattern that could be used to describe Data Migration?

In our company we have to dismiss a software and introduce a new one. I have received the task to follow and take care of the whole data migration. We use 3 different data sources (each containing ...
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562 views

Is the upgrade path from Win32 to .NET to WinRT feasible?

I support a VB6 application. It's currently being replaced, module by module, with .NET (including a lot of new features as we go). The GUI is in WPF, but with almost zero coupling to the business ...
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How can my multinational transition from one development platform to another?

I am working in IT department of a big, international company. We are developing different Intranet applications for the business (Complaints, Rebates, Service Desk etc). Now we decided to migrate ...
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Can I use Linux/Mono instead of Windows/Visual Studio without any problem?

I have more than 6 years of experience with .Net (C#/ASP.NET) and Visual Studio. But recently I'm tempted to switch to Linux/Mono. It comes up with some questions: Can I run my old Visual Studio ...
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2answers
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UberSVN vs VisualSVN Server - Any experiences? [closed]

I'm looking at UberSVN as a possible replacement to our existing source control package, VisualSVN Server. There are a lot of UI benefits for the decision, including having the integrated web UI, ...
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4answers
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Migrating myself from .Net 1.1 to .Net 4.0

I have been working with .Net for 7 years. ASP Web Apps, Windows Forms, Windows Services, mostly done in C#, but some in VB.Net. And as we started to work with .Net 1.1, we stayed on .Net 1.1. ...
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C++ for Java Programmers

I am going to have a lecture about C++ for experienced Java programmers. Because C++ is a big language and I have just one lecture, I want to point out the most important "gotchas" and C++ features ...
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Classic ASP to ASP.net or ASP.net MVC

We have a web application which is developed in classic ASP and it evolved over 5 years to its current form which has 100's of pages, huge database and more than 10000 active users going through at ...
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3answers
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Migrating large system from WebForms to MVC

I'm looking for advice from people who have actually migrated a large system from WebForms to MVC. What are the things to watch out for? The literature says that both can co-exist for the same system ...
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Version Changes: How considerable are the compatibility issues in project?

For example if we consider ActionScript2.0(based on Objects but programming does not implement much OOP ) vs 3.0(highly OOP) its like a whole new scripting language in the sense of approach, ...
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Should I migrate to MVC3?

I have a MVC2 project, my question is: should I migrate to MVC3? Why? I'd like the opinion of some who already migrated, or at least used MVC3 and MVC2. Already read ...
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915 views

Developer productivity Cobol versus C#

We are doing a cost benefit analysis on a migration project. It would be nice to be able to say that future changes will be x percent cheaper due to the migration. Does anyone have any experience or ...
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9answers
804 views

Data migration - dangerous or essential?

The software development department of my company is facing with the problem that data migrations are considered as potentially dangerous, especially for my managers. The background is that our ...
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How are hybrid VB6/.Net applications functioning in the Real World?

I am maintaining a VB6 application and we are studying how to migrate to .Net We are considering doing this gradually by implementing new features in COM visible .Net classes and migrating existing ...
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9answers
858 views

How to convince an employer to move to VB.Net for new development?

Some history:For the last six months I have been employed at a small firm with just three programmers, my employer among them. The firm maintains two programs written in VB6. I am asssigned as the ...
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Method for integrating various version control systems or choosing one over others, due to mergers and acquisitions?

Companies acquire other companies that use different version control systems. Is there a common wisdom on how to integrate such systems together, for example using a Subverson-GIT bridge or even ...
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Migrating from one PHP framework to another

I'm working with a web company that's approaching a point where it will likely need re-think the product as a V2 - due to outgrowing some of its V1 foundations and principles that have been built into ...
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4answers
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Is it time to use MariaDB instead of MySQL on application development? Why? [closed]

If you know MariaDB, what's your opinion about migrate applications to use MariaDB instead of MySQL? What we gain and what we lost with this change? Is it really unnecessary to change the ...
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8answers
1k views

How do you encourage your organization to move from Java to Scala? [closed]

Has anybody's organization started the migration from Java to Scala? If yes, how do you do that? What can I do to encourage my colleagues to do the same?