I Learned All about PowerBuilder from Fishing and Martial Arts

    By: Mr. Chris Ian Pollach, Gold Member on Sep 03, 2012

    Cutting my teeth in Information Technology on assembler as a Systems Programmer certainly helped prepare me well for today’s complex n-tier world of application development. However, the lessons I also learned from fishing that my dad and grandfather introduced to me since the early age of three actually helped me long before that. In this article, I will provide my own personal collection of lessons learned, key ideas and success strategies that you might also want to consider when attempting to master PowerBuilder.

    Respect the Environment
    My first important lessons were to respect the land and animals for they were the foundation of an ecosystem that we as humans relied on. I can remember going fishing early in the morning and arriving at the lake or stream while it was still dark. Once my grandfather asked me to stay very quiet and just listen to the woods. You could hear crickets chirping, bull frogs croaking, owls hooting, and many other interesting sounds. However, just before day break I noticed that all noises ceased all together and in unison. Asking my grandfather what happened; he explained that every animal stops for one minute of silence to give thanks to the creator for the upcoming day. I tested this aspect many times even with my dad and my children and it still holds true – just before day break every insect, animal and bird will stop what they are doing for a minute or so.

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    Released: September 3, 2012, 6:35 pm | Updated: February 1, 2014, 12:02 am
    Keywords: IT Strategy Article | PowerBuilder Article | Chris Pollach | DataWindow | IT Strategy | Object Oriented | PowerBuilder




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