When writing technical documentation, I commonly include articles ("the" and "a"), as I think it makes thigs clear and natural to read:
According to the customer's requirements, the software must be written in the C++ Programming Language.
However, there's a tendency among others on my team to omit articles, and will edit sentences like the one above to the following:
According to customer requirements, software must be written in C++ Programming Language.
Their argument is that it's less verbose, and to them it reads more like other technical documentation they read.
I get the reasons for ommitting articles in headlines, bulleted lists (especially when they're incomplete sentences), etc., but for full sentences that are part of narratives, I think it's better to include articles to improve clarity and make it easier to read.
Are there any authoritative guidelines or styleguides redgarding the use of articles in technical writing?