And the secretary will write the order dispatching logic

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Jeremy Miller has a long post about all sorts of interesting things, the section that I wanted to talk about is about building meta-data using DB or XML with the intent of allowing non programmers to change the behavior of the system:

Oh, and the people out there swearing up and down that giving the business end users a screen to configure a business rules engine themselves will save the day?  BS.  Drawing workflow's with pictures is coding -- with every bit of the risk and danger that coding brings.  Only now you're making noncoders code in the production system.  Think about that last sentence.