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IDI is a consulting and education firm founded in 1974, specializing in software development methodologies and large-scale project management, Conrad Weisert, principal.


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  • Incompetent telephone interviews persist—Surprising practice from a respected company.

  • Unfair comparisons can lead to bad choices—With the right examples you can justify almost anything.

  • More unfair language comparisons—Further examples of the above complaint.

  • Historical reminiscence:  Data storage becomes unimaginably small—but can it be managed?

  • Book Review: An old Java treatment of data structures and algorithms.

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    Last modified May 8, 2017