I've spent the last day or two mucking around our codebase after what seems like ages. The peace, the peace...
IDE Fever (with apologies to John Masefield)
I must go down to the IDEs again, to the lonely Eclipse and vi,
And all I ask is a version control and a scrum to steer it by;
And the code's kick and the keys' song and the algorithm making,
And a small class in the correct package, and a new feature baking,
I must go down to the IDEs again, for the call of the code compiled
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a quiet day with the headphone music playing,
And the filter coffee and the air conditioning, and no clients/colleagues/boss braying.
I must go down to the IDEs again, to the vagrant techie life,
To the slob’s way and the hackers’s way (there goes my chance of a wife);
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-coder,
And quiet sleep and RESTful dreams when the release cycle’s over.
With apologies to John Masefield