A Medley Of Tools

[To the tunes of various winter holiday carols]

Here I go a-wandering among ideas so bright
Here I go a-wandering to keep from clamping tight
Down on i-dea the first
Which I often find is worst
So hoo-ray for that nifty tool The Rule Of Three
Yes hooray for that nifty Rule Of Three

Take heed ye merry editor, let nothing you dismay
You are a fav'rite tool of mine; I use you ev'ry day
M. Bolton has said lots on this so nothing more I'll say
I do so love this multi-function tool
Yes I do!
I do so love this multi-function tool

Write my tests using scripting
Fa la la la la la la la la
With Ruby my test are dripping
Fa la la la la la la la la
I've done some Haskell and some Python
Fa la la la la la la la la
I don't use C#; it makes me yawn
Fa la la la la la la la la

Away in his office a tester he works
Using regexes he thought'd be a perk
Now he is lost in stars and escapes
Finding his way out a miracle will take

Take one drink, take two drinks, take another now
Drink more water, drink more hot tea, drink milk from a cow
Drink some more, fly out the door, to the restroom I do run
As I go ideas they flow and answers they do come

*** Want a fun job on a great team? I need a tester! Interested? Let's talk: Michael dot J dot Hunter at microsoft dot com. Great testing and coding skills required.