Some Things Never Change

Some things never change, here's a testing parody song from 1995...

Newsgroups: rec.humor.funny

From: jamesti@microsoft.com (James Tierney)

Date: Wed, 21 Jun 95 4:30:05 EDT

(Unknown deleted forwards...)

"...Then we hit on the idea of a team building theme song. Kind of like the the school fight song. By strange coincidence, we all like Barry Manilow

and really thought his best work was 'I write the songs..'

So with that in mind we penned our own lyrics that we could sing along

to this melody. It came out so good and catchy that I thought I better share it here with all of you!

The contributions were from testers, developers and techpubbers.

Enjoy it!!

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I write the tests that make the systems freeze

Hoses the drives and brings it to its knees

I pound the keyboard 'till my fingers bleed

I write the tests, I write the tests.

I write the tests that trash the network stacks

I write the tests that bring old panics back

I write the tests that paint the whole screen black

I write the tests, I write the tests.

I write the code that makes the testers cringe

I write the code while on a drinking binge

I write the code that's from the lunatic fringe

I write the code, I write the code.

I write the code that makes the apps core dump

I write the code that makes performance slump

I hand the code off to the testing chumps

I write the code, I write the code.

I write the tests that act quite queer,

I write the tests the developers fear

Testing things that make little sense.

I write the tests, I write the tests.

I write the tests that cause a reboot,

It's such fun, I think it's a hoot

When I see those developers stand mute.

I write the tests, I write the tests.

The developers chorus...

We code with longs and shorts and unsigned things,

We code with chars and make the disk drives sing.

We write the code that makes Sustaining cry...

We write the code, we write the code...

I write the tests that give us bugs galore

That keep us hacking through the night and more

I'm never happy til we've dumped a core

I write the tests, I write the tests.

I write the tests that keep us overjoyed

I write the tests that keep us all employed

Fixing bugs forever never annoyed

I write the tests I write the tests


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