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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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 notes available under Open Distribution license
We've released our complete Java Programming for the Web
course material under an Open Training Notes license
. We've also released all of our general modules on Object Oriented Design (used on Java, Perl, Python and PHP courses), and around 10% of our other material too - typically the modules releases are those on subjects which provoke the greatest interest, and aren't necessarily required to be presented as part of a complete course.
The Web site for this new material is
Do I hear you asking "Why?" Because we get a lot of requests for training help and material in Java, in connecting to an FTP server in Perl, in writing a shopping cart application in PHP. Sometimes those requests are from far afield, and other times they're from personal user - both groups for whom it's impractical to book a place on one of our courses for logistical or cost reasons. It's "no skin off our nose" to help them - indeed, we're delighted to share these exciting technologies with them - and if they want to learn more deeply, they can still book us to run a private course for them or attend one of our public sessions. (written 2004-11-07, updated 2006-06-05)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesJ601 - Java Introduction 
Release numbers - (2004-08-23) 
PHP v Java - (2004-11-20) 
Programming languages - a comparison - (2005-05-20) 
Is Java the right language to learn? - (2006-07-04) 
Java oversold? - (2006-09-19) 
Java 6, Apache Tomcat 6. - (2007-01-21) 
Private Java Course - A customer's pictures - (2007-04-22) 
A Golf Club Decision - Perl to Java - (2007-11-01) 
Effective Java training - the bootcamp approach - (2007-12-09) 
Training Season Starts again! - (2008-01-07) 
Trying out our Java examples on our web site - (2008-02-27) 
Diagrams to show you how - Tomcat, Java, PHP - (2008-08-22) 
Java CLASSPATH explained - (2008-11-26) 
Finding your java program - the CLASSPATH variable - (2009-04-02) 
What is a JVM, a JRE, a JDK - components of the core Java Environment - (2009-09-26) 
All the Cs ... and Java too - (2009-12-13) 
First Java Application - calculating the weight of a tablecloth - (2014-11-29)
Some other Articles
Expiration dates or times on web pagesRelative or absolute milkmanA Parallel for Perl 6Avoid the wheel being re-invented by using Perl modulesTraining notes available under Open Distribution licenseFriday, busy week!URLs - a service and not a hurdleA typical morningTaking Equipment offshore to run a courseFar from the sea, but close to the heart
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