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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby. Rails, Rails, Rails.
We passed through New York on our way up from Washington DC to Albany, NY State; a 3-hour layover gave us a chance for a quick meal (there's no better city for a choice of foods), and a chance to look through a book store (there's no better country to look through the shelves for the next trend).
Our Ruby course
has been quiet so far, but here in the shelves in Borders right beside Penn Central Station have blossomed with books on the subject while other subjects have shrunk. A sign, I believe, that we've picked the right subject with Ruby and we'll be busy with training in the subject in the next year or two. I recall a similar slow take off in the early days of our Python Course
but now it's one of our "winners" - from Edinburgh to Melksham and from Helsinki to - this week - Albany.
Update, January 2010
with two successive Ruby courses running with just a couple of days between them, I felt it was time to come back and add an update to this old article. We now have three distinct and different public Ruby courses - Learning to program in Ruby
which is a training course for newcomers to programming, Ruby Programming
- a training course in Ruby for those who have programmed before, but in a different language, and Ruby on Rails
- an optional extra day for those delegates who will be using Ruby on a server in the Rails framework.
(written 2007-08-13, updated 2010-01-31)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesR202 - Ruby on Rails 
The HTML++ Metalanguage - (2007-01-22) 
Python v Ruby - (2007-10-02) 
Moodle, Drupal, Django (and Rails) - (2008-08-08) 
Ruby on Rails - a sample application to teach you how - (2010-01-30) 
Answers on Ruby on Rails - (2010-01-30) 
Scope of variables - important to Ruby on Rails - (2010-01-31) 
Why do we need a Model, View, Controller architecture? - (2012-02-25) 
Ruby on Rails - how it flows, and where the files go - (2012-06-08) 
Hello World - Ruby on Rails - a checklist of each step - (2012-06-22) 
Multiple views in a single appication - sharing common parts of the template - Ruby on Rails - (2012-06-23) 
Providing a form to allow the user to add data to the model - Ruby on Rails - (2012-06-23) 
Adding validation to form entries and sticky fields - Ruby on Rails - (2012-06-23) 
Ruby of Rails - cleanly displaying model data in the view - (2012-06-23) 
What is a web framework? - (2012-11-10) 
Really Simple Rails - (2013-02-17) 
Web Frameworks - nested templates - (2013-02-22)R101 - Ruby - Introduction 
2006 - Making business a pleasure - (2006-01-01) 
Ruby course - oops - it's not happening - (2006-04-01) 
Cue the music, I'm happy. - (2007-01-09) 
Learnt in London - Ruby, Martini, Coral and the Core - (2007-01-17) 
Ruby Programming Course - Saturday and Sunday - (2008-11-16) 
New to programming? It is natural (but needless) for you to be nervous - (2009-07-14) 
Learning to program in Ruby - examples of the programming basics - (2009-07-15) 
Ruby - the second rung of learning the language - (2014-12-28) 
Ruby - where one statement ends and the next begins - (2015-05-26)
Some other Articles
Python class rattling aroundRegular expressions made easy - building from componentsLast elements in a Perl or Python listHeading Upstate New YorkRuby, Ruby, Ruby. Rails, Rails, Rails.Plastic or ChinaIn the USA for a few daysFrom LeedsStuffing content into a web page - easy maintainanceAn example of Java Inheritance from scratch
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