As we approach an unseasonably warm Christmas, the development team at First Option Software is as busy as ever but we did have time to stop and pen this little poem for you (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore):

’Twas the week before Christmas, when through Signal HouseIMG_0842

Not a keyboard was silent, not even a mouse;

Developers were nestled all snug at their seat;

Hand crafting their software with deadlines to meet.

From the boss came a shout as he called their Nicknames:

“Now Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!

No project too big, no project too small,

Now code away, code away, code away all!”

Matt sprang to his sleigh, to the team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But the directors exclaimed, ere they drove out of sight–

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


So as you depart your desks for the festive season, spare a thought for the dev team who will be slaving away over hot keyboards. Well some of them, anyway.

Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year from all the crew at First Option Software. See you in 2016!