Thursday, 5 May 2016

We're Gonna Build a Framework!

 

Check it out! I made a thing. A musical thing. Well, Billy Joel made the musical thing (which is copyright © 1989 Columbia Records, btw) and I wrote and recorded a new set of lyrics for it, all about software frameworks and how lovely it is to have so many to choose from.

And, for anyone who doesn't believe that every single one of those really is a software development framework, here's the Googlified lyrics.

Handlebars, Hibernate, Solar, Activate,
Phalcon, Flask and Silverstripe and TYPO3 Flow,
Agavi, Pixie, Hazaar MVC,
CodeIgniter, Lithium and PRADO.

Raphael, Bobo, Bottle and Tornado,
Django, CherryPy and WSGI
Glashammer, WebSphere, RedBean, TurboGears,
Albatross, Aquarium, Selenium, web.py

CHORUS:

We’re gonna build a framework,
‘cos we wanna use one, but don’t wanna choose one,
We’re gonna build a framework,
we didn’t like the others, so we’ll write another…

SiteCore, Tapestry, Maverick and JSP,
Barracuda, Ay Caramba, Groovy on Grails,
Intercal on Interstates, Cascade, NHibernate,
JDBC, Ruby on Rails
Jasmine, Doctrine, Java Forms Engine,
Active Record, D3, Dapper and Velocity,
Thymeleaf, TopLink, Pyramid, Rethync,
Aura, Rico, Midori and Mojito,

Sitemesh, Cymbeline, Enterprise Java Beans,
Hug, Grok, Boost, Click, anything by Telerik,
Rango, Dojo, LLBLGen Pro,
Carbonado, Seaside, Pylons and Pyroxide

Fusebox, Flight, Flex, ServiceStack, Silex,
Carbon, Cocoa, Ample and Giotto,
Banshee, Symfony, Laravel, Fat Free,
Mocha, Pecker, Hobo, Cuba and Rialto

OpenRasta, Nancy, ASP net MVC,
Kendo, Zend, ODBC and Tempo,
Java Server Faces, Entity Spaces,
Cappuccino, SpecFlow, Polymer, JDO,
Google Web Toolkit, no need to learn Javascript,
JDK, code away, what else do I have to say?

Prototype, Boilerplate, jQuery, animate,
Mustache, Wijmo, Ionic and Allegro,
Bootstrap, Backbone, running on an iPhone;
Mobile apps, going live, built in HTML5
Angular, Scriptaculous, react, redux,
Knockout, ember, does anyone remember,
It’s just like in the browser wars,
IExplore and Netscape 4,
lodash vs underscore,
and I can’t take it any more!

(yes, I know ODBC and JDBC aren't strictly speaking frameworks.)

(yes, I also know the recorded version uses Tempo twice. Relax. It's OK.)

4 comments:

Greg Duncan said...

That's awesome!

paul marfleet said...

I imagine that Gale Boetticher would do a great karaoke version of this song

kzmo said...

Nice, but... you forgot about PRISM! ;)

Dr. Don said...

Aurelia, show could you omit Aurelia! (just filling in for every other framework you omitted).