For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Tcl training - often for a larger group
There's a different 'metric' for courses in the different languages we teach - PHP programmers come in ones and twos much of the time, but almost all of the Tcl training we do is for larger groups of delegates, in private courses at their place of work. Why is this?
Tcl is used as an embedded element within larger systems - a bedrock on which a potentially quite complex operation in a high tech industry is run. So there aren't a lot of applications around, but those which ARE around are key to a team of people, all of whom need to be able to read / understand the scripts at least at a basic level.
And so it is that I find myself on site - in Edinburgh, Dublin, Coventry, Crawley, Bristol or (this week) High Wycombe, teaching a group of delegates far larger than I would dream of handling on a public course. A dozen people these few days leaving me, I admit, a little tired by Friday evening - but exhilarated too with a new group of friends and new knowledge of how another client uses Tcl, Expect and (in this case) Incr-Tcl.
As a footnote - why do we run larger private courses than public courses? Because on a public course - with delegates coming from different companies, with different applications of the technology and different parts of the subject they wish me to concentrate on, I need to have good time during the course to look after each and every one of a number of subtle varying requirements. And I've also got to be the fluid that oils the interaction - at least early on the course - between delegates who have never set eyes on each other before. Contract that to a private course, which starts of with me
being the outsider from the group, and where everyone is looking to learn the subject with a similar slant so that they can work on the same or related projects under the same umbrella. (written 2007-02-24, updated 2007-02-27)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesT248 - Tcl/Tk - A Review of Tcl and Tk Basics 
Installing Tcl and Expect on Solaris 10 - a checklist - (2007-05-02) 
Good Programming practise - where to initialise variables - (2007-05-09) 
Curley brackets v double quotes - Tcl, Tk, Expect - (2007-12-12) 
Tcl + Tk (Wish) - an introduction and revision example - (2013-11-15)G400 - Well House Consultants - Private course 
Maximum number of trainees on a course - (2005-01-18) 
Sales - the alternative close - (2005-05-23) 
Training course plans for 2006 - (2005-07-23) 
Training on Cascading Style Sheets - (2006-12-17) 
What we teach - expained for the non-technical - (2007-10-28) 
Advanced Python, Perl, PHP and Tcl training courses / classes - (2008-02-25) 
2009 - Hotel, Meeting, Training Course prices - (2008-12-07) 
Review of 2008 - (2008-12-31) 
After the Perl course in Nurnberg - (2010-06-11) 
Tailoring of courses to meet customers needs - how it works - (2010-07-21) 
Public (scheduled) or private course? Book direct, or through a third party? - (2010-08-19) 
Turning an exercise into the real thing with extreme programming - (2010-09-11) 
Testimonials - Well House Consultants Open Source courses - (2010-09-21) 
Well House Price list, January to March 2011 - (2010-11-25) 
Running a course ... what if the tutor isn't well? - (2010-11-29) 
Training around the world - easy payment in pounds Sterling - (2013-05-10) 
A brilliant finish to 2014 training and business guests, and a look to 2015 - (2014-12-20)
Some other Articles
Sample script - FTP to get a file from within PHPApache httpd , browser, MySQL and MySQL client downloadsPHP fread - truncated dataWiltshire Train - can YOU come on 5th March?Tcl training - often for a larger groupThe Psyche is all wrong.Too many instructions, too much detailPlaying old gamesWhy use BBC code not HTML?Telling a story in different ways
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