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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Training in Lua
I'm always keeping my ears and eyes open for up and coming languages, and earlier this week the subject of lua
came up. Lua is a procedural programming language, written as long ago as 1993, which has gained a degree of popularity of late. It's written in a subset of ANSI C and C++ to give it maximum portability, and it's implemented very much in the same way that Tcl is as a library which can be built into C applications.
As seems to be inevitable when a new language comes up, people tend to turn to me and say "do you offer training in ...". No, we don't have a course on Lua - but - I came back sufficiently interested to have a look at the language and what it can do. The language looks good, the technical spec well worked through, the language loaded easily onto my system. But - so far - I've not found too many easy get-going tutorials or simple examples. Which does tend to point to Lua as a prime candidate for our attention and if anyone would like to spend a couple of days having me explore it with them, to our mutual benefit, they would be pushing on an open door.
If you wonder, "Lua" means moon in Portuguese ... and the origin of the language is from Brazil. (written 2007-03-16, updated 2008-12-26)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesU118 - Lua - Resources. 
Lua Course - here is the index - (2008-07-03) 
Lua - IAQ (Infrequently Answered Questions) - (2008-10-18) 
Graphics in Lua - an example using the gd library - (2009-08-02)U101 - Introduction to Lua. 
If you are learning Lua, here are some more examples - (2008-07-06) 
Rules, suggestions, considerations for Lua variable names - (2008-08-05) 
Lua Course, and the Wiltshire Countryside too - (2008-10-16) 
Learning to write high quality code in Lua - (2009-07-30) 
Learning to Program in Lua - public / open training course / class - (2012-05-09) 
Line, block and nested comments - Lua compared to other languages - (2014-05-04) 
Learning to program - variables and constants - (2014-11-22)
Some other Articles
Unexpected visitors to our sitePHP Image upload scriptFile and URL reading in PHPBank Holiday country breaks in Melksham, WiltshireTraining in LuaPython - two different splitsFalse imprisonment - a contrast from the newsExpress serviceWeekend VisitorsSpring Pictures
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