Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Microsoft Compiler for Python 2.7

Doesn't everyone hate this message:

 Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0 is required (Unable to find vcvarsall.bat).

I sure do, and I solved it by downloading a helpful program from Microsoft!  Don't believe me, just google it!  Install Microsoft's compiler for Python 2.7 from here: and most of the pip installs should work!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

So long VBA and Thanks for all the Memories

Microsoft has stopped providing fixes or troubleshooting for VB and VBA.  Esri just announced the same in the 10.5 release.  It's time to update that old code.

Some options moving forwards for your old desktop applications are:

  • .NET
  • Python

It IS time to re-evaluate the application and see how it fits into the other development frameworks.

VB/VBA is officially dead.

Check out the article here: (