One thing every programmer needs to know is how to track down basic necessities when trapped and isolated in a strange environment. Everyone knows programmers need a particular fluid to survive and practice their craft. No, no, I'm talking about the other fluid: caffeinated beverages.
Sometimes you just can't find Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, or whatever your beverage of choice is. Sometimes the machine is empty. Sometimes you just want a change. So here's three soft drinks you might not have known were caffeinated:
Actually I think maybe most people know about Big Red (assuming it's available outside of Texas...), but it came as a surprise to me at one time. Barq's is nice because it's the only caffeinated root beer I know about. Sunkist is what I used to drink when I was trying to cut down on caffeine, before I knew. Oh, well.
I don't know anything about the relative caffeine content of these drinks. None of them compares to Jolt, of course, but sometimes a change is nice.
Finally, 7-Up has recently introduced a caffeinated variant of itself, thus breaking a promise I remember a man on television making when I was about six: "No caffeine. Never had it; never will."