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We need "documented coding conventions"
There is a word for an activity in which everyone gets full freedom of self-expression: hobby. I've owned and operated a software development business for 40 years and have enjoyed watching software design and programming advance toward a true engineering discipline. I was delighted when college-educated software designers began to graduate with the title "engineer." This will never, however, be the profession it can be until any engineer can understand the design of any other engineer, and any programmer can follow the work of any other programmer--just as in every other kind of engineering and development environment. Getting IT pros who possess all the skills described in the article is a must, of course, but to be efficient once the decisions are made we need communications among ourselves on the order of electronic hardware development's naming conventions and schematics.