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This sort of of article seems to come up every so often. The vast majority of programs are boring programs that are replications of business processes that were on paper in the past. The vast majority of code I have written is "if the user is from this country and they have an address show this screen". That is business rules and I would wager outside of specialist fields that is the vast majority of the work that programmers do.

Before I was a programmer I studied mechanical engineering. There is a lot of maths in that and the closest thing you get to programming is Control Engineering.

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