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Attributive nouns without an article in programmer-speak

I'm afraid this is a 'natural' form of 'programmer speak', which always suggests to me that the programmer has not yet internalized the grammatical classifications of the programming language in use, ...
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Attributive nouns without an article in programmer-speak

For software the "definitive article" concept is a bit weird. Because it's all digital, although there are many copies - a program on my computer is different electrons from the same program ...
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Attributive nouns without an article in programmer-speak

It’s also for shortness. Few people want to read more lines of documentation/code than absolutely necessary, so "programmer speak" cuts out that which is easily inferred.
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Attributive nouns without an article in programmer-speak

I agree with @psmears' answer that these examples are more suggestive of having non-native authors than they are of the way English is typically used by programmers in prose. @TimR's answer notes that ...
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Attributive nouns without an article in programmer-speak

I too have come across this relatively frequently, but in almost all instances these examples are produced by non-native speakers of English. Taking your examples: "…is powered by method DEX and ...
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Should there be a "the" before "consideration" in this sentence?

There are two senses of consideration that should be considered here; Cambridge Dictionary classifies them with regard to countness† and has good examples:: (B1) consideration [noun] [non-count]: the ...
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Should there be a "the" before "consideration" in this sentence?

No. "The" would have no useful meaning in this context.
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Attributive nouns without an article in programmer-speak

The nouns in your examples are being referred to as roles in the system, hence the absence of an article. It is analogous to Shortstop Trea Turner is now the second Philadelphia Phillies player ever ...
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