On May 11, 2009, at 10:17 PM, GeoKid wrote:
We are currently hitting among ourselves to see if there is migration
tool/process in place to convert a VB.NET code base into ROR.
Essentially, our product is currently a desktop version and one of the
options for us is to adapt ASP.NET. However, we wanted something more
elegant - ROR. Any thoughts, rants, suggestions would be GREATLY
appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I don’t know how this will work for you, but if I were doing this, I
would sit down with the existing app and write cucumber stories
) that describe it and implement to make the scenarios pass. What that
implies is that you will:
- Install rails
- Create a rails project
- Install rspec and cucumber gems
- Learn as you go how to use them
As far as I know there is no VB2Rails tool. But the benefit of
creating the acceptance scenarios in cucumber and implementing to make
them work is you wind up with a really good set of tests that will
help keep your app stable. I’d also recommend reading the rSpec Book
), currently in beta.
The test-first religion is an opinion shared by many in the Ruby
community. Your mileage may vary.
Hope this is useful info.