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PB Song

The PowerBuilder Song

by Chris Pollach

(sing to "Let it Be" (The Beatles))


  When I find my application in tons of trouble,
  Friends and colleagues come to me,
  Speaking words of wisdom:
  "Write it in PB!"

  As the deadline fast approaches,
  And defects are all I can see,
  Somewhere, someone whispers:
  "Write it in PB!"

  Write it in PB, write it in PB,
  Write it in PB, oh, write it in PB.
  ALGOL is so dead and buried,
  Write it in PB!

  I used to write a lot of COBOL,
  For character devices it worked flawlessly.
  Try using it for Windows graphics:
  Write it in PB!

  If you've just spent nearly 30 hours
  Debugging some .NET assembly,
  Soon you will be glad to:
  Write it in PB!

  Write it in PB, write it in PB,
  Write it in PB, oh, write it in PB.
  Only wimps use BASIC:
  Write it in PB!

  Write it in PB, write it in PB,
  Write it in PB, oh, write it in PB.
  DELPHI won't quite cut it.
  Write it in PB!

   {  Guitar Solo   } 

  Write it in PB, write it in PB,
  Write it in PB, oh, write it in PB.
  Don't even mention PASCAL:
  Write it in PB!

  And when the screen is getting fuzzy,
  And the editor is really bugging me.
  I'm sick of binary ones and zeros,
  Write it in PB!

  Thousands of people use TCP/IP
  IPV6 is the one for me.
  I hate the word PROCEDURE:
  Write it in PB!

  Write it in PB, write it in PB,
  Write it in PB, oh, write it in PB.
  PL-1 is so 1980's:
  Write it in PB!

  Write it in PB, write it in PB,
  Write it in PB, oh, write it in PB.
  Supercharge it with APPEON:
  Write it in P....B....!


enjoy ... Chris 

   (I bet you can't stop singing this one and emailing your PowerBuilder  friends a copy!)


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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".