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A whimsical ode to JavaOne

Posted by johnsmart on May 20, 2009 at 4:01 PM PDT


To the tune of 'Money for nothing', by Dire Straits.


Now look at them coders, that's the way you do it
You code in Groovy in that IDE
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your lines of code for nothin' get your screens for free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them dudes are cool
Maybe write twenty lines for your domain classes
And a closure for a business rule

We gotta code in Java 1-dot-4
No annotations, EJB 2
We gotta deploy to IBM Websphere
We gotta talk to COBOL and DB2

See that dude ahacking with the iPhone and the macbook
Yeah buddy did you see his car
That dude just rewrote ebay on his laptop
That dude ahacking he's a real rockstar

We gotta follow enterprise standards
We gotta fill out those change requests
We gotta wait for the specifications
In scope, in budget, and on schedule

I shoulda learned to code in Groovy
I shoulda learned to code in Grails
Look at that dude, he just rewrote Twitter in a demo
Man he makes my code look pale
And he's up there, what's that? database persistence?
Just typing in your field names in an IDE
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your lines of code for nothin' get your screens for free

We gotta code in Java 1-dot-4
No annotations, no scripting here
We gotta deploy to IBM Websphere
We gotta talk to mainframe tiers

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
You play with Groovy in your IDE
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lines of code for nothin' get your screens for free
Lines of code for nothin' get your screens for free


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Comments

Glad you liked it :-)

haha you made my day!