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And then there were none…

It’s official…  My last day with SAP was August 31, 2015.  That brings to zero the number of original TeamSybase members (with any knowledge of PowerBuilder) remaining at SAP.  (Rob Verschoor is still around as an ASE expert.)

I couldn’t even keep my old SCN account.  That was linked to my SAP employee ID, so it’s been reclaimed along with my badge, iPad and Macbook Pro.  And for some reason, they haven’t figured out how to merge two accounts…  Whatever.

But I remain as committed and passionate as ever about PowerBuilder.  Call me crazy, but the most fun I’ve ever had in my career was spent developing with this tool. 20+ years in mission-critical settings, and a bright future ahead with Appeon.

Usually, the last person out the door turns out the lights.  If you don’t mind, I’m going to try and keep them on just a bit longer…


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  • That's quite sad Paul, after so many years 🙁

    As you say I think the future is brighter and so I'm looking forward...

    I wish you all the very best too. 🙂

  • Paul,

    Your many comments and answers on this forum have been so insightful it's a shame you're no longer part of the PowerBuilder development team.

    I hope you still remain active in the PowerBuilder community, though, especially now that PB is going through a major crossroad and something good may actually come out in the near future.

    Best Regards,


  • And guess what?  SAP just deleted my recent blog posts from the PowerBuilder Developer Center because they're "not related to the PowerBuilder product".

    These were the three posts entitled "Xcode and Swift for the PowerBuilder Developer" - parts 1, 2, and 3.  The goal was to reach out to people that already knew PB coding, and bring them up to speed on Mac/iOS development with the new Swift language.  While they were up, they'd generated hundreds and hundreds of views, and lots of positive comments.

    But SAP doesn't think that's a relevant concept for you PB developers.  I guess they'd rather you stay in the dark about new technologies and programming languages. That says a lot, don't you think?

    I'll be moving this blog series over to my new home at IBM in short notice.  I'll follow up with a comment here with that URL as soon as it's established.

    Best of luck, and I wish you all success in the future.