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Computer fanatic. Constantly teaching and learning new things to/from people.

  • Core programming: C/C++/C#, VB/.NET
  • Database: SQL (MYSQL, MSSQL, ODBC)
  • Web: HTML, XML, CSS, JS (JQUERY), PHP, ASP

Mar
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awarded  Commentator
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
Could you cite a reference to "Microsoft is slowly getting rid of some of the older ways to communicate..."? Would like to read more about it.
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
I hear what you're saying: before I make a final decision I need to be fully cognizant of its current failings, functions and purpose. It's not like I want to go all in, with guns blazing, screaming All right, let's do this. LEEEEEEEROOOOOOOY...! :P
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
@Angelo If you have some suggestions on commercial software that might suit them, please list them. I would like to take a look at them and see if one of them works for the job. It would make this so much easier to be honest. :)
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
@Angelo Funny that you mention it. They had actually tried commercial software, but the manager said that "it didn't work as we wanted it" and "there was no support available after we bought it" which, to me, sounded odd. Either way, they wasted too much time and resources on it and lost a lot of money as a result. That is why they reverted back to the old application in the first place: it was cheaper.
Mar
20
awarded  Scholar
Mar
20
accepted Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
Given its small size, I agree. At a glance, it doesn't seem too complex either. Judging from the answers, a rewrite does seem most appropriate. I'll take a closer look before making a final decision though. Thanks for the advice! :)
Mar
20
awarded  Supporter
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
I suppose that's a good idea, but if phase two never happens, they will end up with an old separate application that is dependent on the other new application, leaving them with two applications and double the trouble.
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
@maple_shaft It was an inhouse effort, and the person who did it is now... well let's just say he's not even in the same country anymore. :P
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen Thanks. It's good that you mentioned it, because I hadn't really thought about it that much. I was hung up on the interface.
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
Rewriting the interface is what I was leaning towards as well. And to be honest, I'm not sure where I'd begin with the old interface, judging by today's standards, it's just so... bad all around.
Mar
20
comment Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen That's true. I have only peeked at the database. Judging from the age it was created, I'm going to assume that it's really really terribly designed and is in need of first aid... or surgery.
Mar
20
awarded  Student
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20
asked Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?
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