We're Gonna Build a Framework

Mind the Geek

A song. About frameworks. Five minutes of entertaining musical silliness in which I rewrite Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" to be a list of software development frameworks.


Dylan Beattie


Dylan Beattie is an independent consultant who specialises in helping organisations bridge the knowledge gap between software development and business strategy. He’s been building data-driven web applications since the 1990s; he’s managed teams, taught workshops, and worked on everything from tiny standalone websites to complex distributed systems. He’s a Microsoft MVP, and he regularly speaks at conferences and user groups all over the world. Dylan is the creator of the Rockstar programming language, and he performs live software-themed parodies of classic rock songs as Dylan Beattie and the Linebreakers. He’s online at and on Twitter as @dylanbeattie.