I'm glad you liked it! I'm switching jobs right now, and while drafting my
goodbye email I found this heartfelt poignant expression just tumbling out.
Feel free to add it to the site, like the Happy Users page, or somewhere
else if you think it doesn't fit there. I only ask that you attribute me
as the author.
On Friday, February 7, 2014 2:06:38 PM UTC-7, Christian Hammond wrote:
> You just made my day. This is probably the best e-mail I have ever seen.
> - Christian
> Review Board - http://www.reviewboard.org
> Beanbag, Inc. - http://www.beanbaginc.com
>> Of all the things I've introduced
>> of all ideas I've brought
>> One stands out as my favorite
>> ne'er to be forgot.
>> It is definitely not jQuery
>> though at first I was inquisitive
>> jQuery was adopted because of
>> another developer's initiative
>> Hudson was a "great success"
>> but hasn't been quite the same
>> since they renamed it to Jenkins
>> (I know, it's just a name)
>> It isn't the eccentric Clojure
>> though I love it like my own
>> Hardly anybody even considered it
>> (which to this day I still bemoan)
>> 'Tis Review Board!
>> Our former review darling
>> of code and collaboration
>> She was a beautiful, swift starling.
>> Others tried to court her.
>> Oh how they tried to woo,
>> but she played hard to get!
>> Their advances wouldn't do.
>> They thought that she refused
>> the bug number and hg bundle,
>> but it wasn't really her!
>> It was mercurial-reviewboard that fumbled
>> So with sword drawn and helmet donned
>> I crossed the threshold of that lair
>> of Python code and REST services
>> and wrote two patches, what a dare!
>> Thus she was ours and part of us
>> she freely served us well
>> For code reviews and comments back and forth
>> 'til the changes came, pell-mell.
>> The enterprise must roll on!
>> Its grinding cogs must churn.
>> We must migrate to Atlassian!
>> Like a witch at the stake, Review Board would burn.
>> 'Tis for the best, they reassured,
>> All integrated, it's a suite!
>> Nevermind that their products are all acquisitions,
>> cobbled together like sausage meat.
>> Nevermind their inconsistent editors
>> Which all require different markups
>> Nevermind that each product takes
>> a different query language for lookups.
>> So now we work with Crucible
>> and endure his bitter glare,
>> his unfriendly user interface,
>> and slow loads that make us stare.
>> Gone is Review Board, and with her
>> the nice handling of multi-file diffs
>> and clear commenting on multiple revisions
>> without any ands, buts, or ifs.
>> But she escaped! She got away!
>> She was not broken asunder
>> She left for greener pastures
>> But now I'm left to wonder...
>> Review Board, Review Board
>> oh beautiful Review Board
>> to where hast thou gone
>> oh lovely Review Board?
>> Is there some other Java team
>> with an enterprise to serve
>> giving you the attention and love
>> that you so need and deserve?
>> Or some upstart team using Python
>> (the version that's plain vanilla)
>> convinced that they are CRUSHING
>> their eight-hundred-pound gorilla?
>> I hope you're well, ReviewBoard
>> I miss you, I must say
>> You really were delightful
>> Perhaps we'll meet again some day.
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