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Most new users of PowerBuilder start with SQL Anywhere as the back-end database engine (formerly Adaptive Server Anywhere or ASA, and before that Watcom). With growth, a need to shift and adapt to a wider database platform is thrust on developers by customers. A recent exercise in this regard, besides re-emphasizing our past amateurishness, has also helped us make a clean, lean application. This article, besides providing insights on how to avoid basic mistakes, also has a few tips for our experienced colleagues on how to do some spring cleaning of established applications. Background Our application development started as a hobby without any formal training (see About the Authors); so our application-making approach was based on intuition. We found PowerBuilder to be the most suitable platform for our data- and report-centric needs. It was natural to use Watcom and ... (more)