Code Architects is an Italian software company specialized in software development,
consulting, and training .NET Framework programming. We regularly consult for Microsoft
Italy and their largest customers, banks, government agencies, and ISVs of any size.
In addition to VB Migration Partner, Code Architects
has developed many other tools for developers, including the award-winning VBMaximizer add-in for VB6,
the CodeBox code librarian, and FormMaximizer for .NET. We authored high-end application frameworks that
have been used by our customers to make their .NET software faster and more robust.
Here are some of the people behind VB Migration Partner.
Francesco Balena is co-founder of Code Architects, one of the two MSDN Regional
Director for Italy for eight years, and a renowned author and speaker. He authored five books for
Microsoft Press - including the top-seller
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 6, followed by
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET,
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003,
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: The Language, and
Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2005: The Base Class Library –
Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming in Visual Basic .NET (with Jeffrey
Richter). Francesco has written over 70+ articles for US magazines, such as
Visual Studio Magazine and MSDN Magazine,
taught and consulted for Wintellect, and
spoke at conferences for developers in US and Europe. Francesco is VB Migration
Partner’s lead developer and wrote both the parser engine and most of the
Giuseppe Dimauro is co-founder of Code Architects and serves as
MSDN Regional Director for Italy since 2002. He is co-author of
Practical Guidelines and Best Practices for Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C#
Developers (with Francesco Balena) and regular speaker at Italian conferences
for developers. Giuseppe has written code for over 20 years, in C, C++, Assembly,
Pascal, Visual Basic, C#, and a few other languages not worth mentioning here. He
offered training and consulting for dozens of large Italian companies, banks, ISVs,
and government agencies. He is responsible of Code Architect’s developer Team
and in charge of VB Migration Partner’s testing, fine-tuning, and debugging.
Marco Bellinaso is author of the best selling
ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming: Problem - Design - Solution and whose sample
application TheBeerHouse has been selected by Microsoft for inclusion in the official
list of ASP.NET Start Kit Web
Sites. Marco is author or co-author of several Code Architects’ tools,
such as VBMaximizer, CodeBox, and FormMaximizer. He wrote VB Migration Partner’s
IDE, took care of assessment features, and contributed to the support library.
Code Architects’ headquarters are located in Southern Italy’s peaceful
countryside. You can contact us at: