This is a surprisingly modern addition to the IT lexicon, in the sense that developing software or a computer system means either building it from scratch, re-using or re-purposing what was there before, buying it off the shelf, or otherwise acquiring what you need.
Back in 1960’s and 70’s programmers would mostly write their own code, now in a more complex fast-moving world developers have it easier, or do they?
That’s just a little taster of what this IT element is all about. To find out more, why not Ask the IT Chemist.
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