Twas Christmas on SFSE, when all through the board,

Every user was posting, and answers being scored.

The tags were added to questions with care,

In hopes that an answer soon would be there.

Each inquest included what solutions they tried,

Whilst people scramble to see what help they can provide.

Though some on Eclypse, and I in Sublime,

Had opened up Salesforce, an app is experiencing downtime.

When out of nowhere I made such a clatter,

I gazed at my laptop to see what was the matter.

Away to the debug logs I clicked like a flash,

Opened the Dev Console, "oh my, what a mishmash!"

I find that test coverage is below 75 percent,

"Surely", I thought, "This must be an accident!".

What's worse is I discover DML not called on Lists,

Queries in loops, unbulkified code, I think you get the gist.

"Alas", I thought, "I must go to Stack Exchange",

"This code is a mess, it must be rearranged!"

Faster than Lightning, I posted a question,

Even shared a screenshot, complete with a caption!

"Now format! Now, comment! Now, edit and upvote!

Shall I add a bounty? It might help to promote!

On, Brian! On, Adrian! On Keith! I've hit a wall,

Now answer away! Answer away! Answer away all!"

And then, I saw in the header, a number in red,

Perhaps someone to the rescue, to relieve me of dread.

As I began reading, and when I reached the bottom,

Answered by Nicholas, someone new to fix the problem.

He was detailed and clear, straight to my point,

As I tried his solution he did not disappoint.

"Just refactor your code like this, here: a link to best practice,

APEX and SOQL don't work that way, but hey, it happens!"

I marked it as answered, and gazed at the sky as I went outside,

"Thank goodness it's fixed" and with relief I sighed,

In the corner of my vision, a man dressed in red, cheerful and merry,

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

"I'm glad I could help, we all get problems with Salesforce,

I'd love to see you at the World Tour, or even Dreamforce",

I still heard a voice as he disappeared out of sight,

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year SFSE, and to all a good night!"

I apologise something like this is a bit early. In all seriousness though, I do want to wish everyone at SFSE a Happy Holidays and a great new year and thank everyone for their questions, answers and commitment to this great community.

All the best for 2017!

Feel free to edit and improve! :)

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    I disagree with the word "bit early"! There is only 1 day, 10 hours, 9 minutes and 16 seconds left to Christmas and 8 days, 10 hours, 11 minutes and 14 seconds left in New year. All the best for 2017!
    – Ashwani
    Dec 23, 2016 at 18:51
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    next year's rhyme needs to work in 'seeAllData=true' :-)
    – cropredy
    Dec 28, 2016 at 0:41
  • what is the tune?
    – Patlatus
    Dec 29, 2016 at 16:10
  • @Patlatus It's a bastardisation of the T'was the Night before Christmas a poem by Clement Clarke Moore. :)
    – Dan Jones
    Dec 29, 2016 at 21:52


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