Feeds

Salesforce.com takes corp-anthems into the developer ghetto

Can you handle Dylan and the Devsters?

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

The barrel-scraping netherworld of corporate anthems is agog at Salesforce.com's groundbreaking new hip-hop opus, "Dev Life".

The CRM firm's late entry into El Reg's worst corporate anthem in the world - ever! competition is an undeniably shocking cultural artefact.

For the weak of stomach, here's the chorus, as transcribed by a Reg work experience youth who is now undergoing intensive counselling in our "soft room":

# I've got the dev life in my bloodstream

# I'm living out the coder's daydream

# I'm in the dev life midnight matrix [WTF?]

# I'm coding Unix Windows Linux

# I've got the dev life going mama

# I'm like the coding Dalai Lama

Chilling stuff, but if you think you've the constitution to endure the audiovisual assault first hand, and agree to absolve us of all legal liability, proceed with the clip below.

We hope to Gulliver that this is an incredibly well observed satire, but fear the worst from Dylan and the Devsters.

It's probably worth noting that as well as hosting this monstrosity, YouTube's owners Google made a big fuss about their strategic partnership with Salesforce earlier this year. If Sergey and Larry want to avoid another China-style human rights PR disaster, we suggest they rip Salesforce.com from the Google teat immediately, and send CEO Marc Benioff a terse and highly insulting open letter.®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store
DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! Naughty, misleading developers!
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?