The nineties called- they want their programming tools back.
Developing and maintaining 16-bit apps requires only the latest and greatest toolset:
Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 1.52
Microsoft Visual Source Safe
Various 3rd party VBX controls
You can acquire a copy of these tools at your local museum. Actually I think VC++ 1.52 is still available on MSDN if you really want it. Oh, did I not mention that this blog will contain a fair amount of sarcasm and loathing? Well it will.