I'm sure thats no different from music composition or many of the classical art forms.
Personally, I think that much of the rebellion in modern art against 'process and technique' is simply lazyness and poor education. Coding reminds me of the classical sculpter who spends 16hr days getting to his\her scuplture in the middle of the marble. At the same time he needs to have a system and expectations for to choose his materials and plan his work too.
I think its a modern dream that art is instant and transcendant -- it takes labour.