Alternative Solutions, Inc.

A Merry Coding Christmas

A Merry Coding Christmas

The holidays are a time to celebrate the season and eat way too many cookies.  But what happens when your IT systems won’t cooperate?  Dun dun duuuunnnn…  ASI will be there to save the day!

‘Twas a cold night in December, when all through the house,
Not a laptop was stirring, not even a mouse.

Our notebooks were placed by our monitors with care,
In hopes that our screens wouldn’t need to be shared.

Our customers were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of inquiries danced in their heads.

Little did they realize that during their nap,
Their year-end projects couldn’t be completed in a snap.

When pinging from the servers created such a clatter,
We sprang from our chairs to see what was the matter.

Away to the Windos (DOS) we flew like a flash,
To see what ServiceNow reported had crashed.

And what to our clients’ wondering eyes should appear,
But the ASI Team (with a six-pack of beer).

Our programmers are awesome with experience so rare,
They turn out great code with just a hint of flair.

More rapid than eagles, to our clients’ portals we came,
Our PM cursed and muttered, and called us by name:

Now, Jim!  Now, Nick!  Now, Kelly and Josh!
On, Chad!  On, Sue, on Nancy and Scott!

To the backup servers, to the overnight cache,
We’ve got to fix this and fix it fast!

Our eyes were a bit blurred, fingers nimble and lean,
From long days and nights spent in front of a screen.

Laughing and joking, we went straight to the source,
Turning specs into code, while carefully testing, of course!

DevOps kept us hopping, you know how that goes,
User stories a plenty, we were swimming in those!

But we’ve been doing this a long time, almost thirty years,
And we’re really good at it (even if we have shed some tears)!

The updates updated; the deletes, they deleted;
The inquiries inquired, and closings completed.

We tested each whistle, and tested each bell,
With nary a bug; all had gone well. 

The system was finished, the tests were concluded.
The users’ last changes were even included.

And because of our help, our clients were clear, 
To complete all their projects, and even start on next year’s!

Having crossed our Ts, and dotted our Is, 
We finished our tasks and let out a big sigh.

We like solving problems, and fixing system mistakes, 
Although we prefer not to test in Prod, that gives us headaches!

Before we tuck in and sign off for the night,
Know we’re always there to help, even on Christmas night!

We hope our cute little holiday poem made you smile!  If you and your team could use some assistance for the holidays or even next year, send us a message letting us know what you need.  We’d love to hear from you and see how we could be the right fit to help your team!

Happy Holidays from the ASI Team!