LOB (line-of-business)

1. An LOB (line-of-business) is a general term that describes the products or services offered by a business or manufacturer.  A company that manufactures solid state disk drives, for example, might claim their LOB is data storage

2. An LOB application is one of the set of critical computer applications that are vital to running an enterprise. LOB applications are usually large programs that contain a number of integrated capabilities and tie into databases and database management systems.

3.  In some large enterprise cultures, the term line-of-business (LOB) is used as a synonym for corporate division. 


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The idea of comments degenerating over time into "lies" is one that I agree with. At one former job, working alongside the esteemed Mr Foord (the article author), we were all in the habit of simply referring to all comments as "lies", without forethought or malice. As in "The module has some lies at the top explaining that behaviour."