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WORDS at WORK

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If you don't stick to the company's software guidelines, you'll get busted by the architecture police.

architecture police: An individual or group within a company that makes sure software and hardware development follows established corporate guidelines. The architecture police also rein in excessively creative development efforts in conservative organizations.

best-in-breed: One of several industry jargon terms to describe the best of something within its niche, such as a new company, application, or management team. Most often, it refers to the top software or hardware in a particular class orto the top company in a particular industry. Companies usually make their software purchases through a variety of vendors to acquire the best-in-breed for each application, as it is very rare that one vendor can excel in every area. …

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