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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Learning Object Oriented Principles (and perhaps Java)
During an intensive 3 day Java course last week, I gave an introduction to the principles of Object Oriented Design, and a very short segment on design principles (there's a limit to how much can be covered in three days, and Java itself was the main topic).
As a follow up to that course, I promised to let the delegates have a .pdf copy of the notes that I have previously written on the subject - and in fact they're available under an open license
14 pages on OO fundamentals
10 pages covering the next level
24 pages on OO design principles
Please note - these are VERY MUCH notes to accompany the course and lectures; there are some subjects such as Object Orientation which are especially difficult to learn from books and are ideally suited to a classroom discussion with interactive development of examples relevant to the class. "Not only WHAT is the answer but how did you REACH the answer"
. If you want to learn Java and the OO principles, I have a course running the week after next - see the four day bootcamp
and Java Programming for the Web
agendas. (You'll want the latter if you're writing Server side Java, the former for other uses). (written 2008-02-17)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesQ906 - Object Orientation and General technical topics - Object Orientation: Individual Objects 
Bellringing and Programming and Objects and Perl - (2005-02-25) 
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming - (2005-11-27) 
Object Oriented Perl - First Steps - (2008-11-01) 
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming - (2008-12-06) 
Cleaning up redundant objects - (2009-05-11) 
Basic OO principles - (2009-05-11) 
A first demonstration of OO, including polymorphism - (2009-09-04) 
Calculation within objects - early, last minute, or cached? - (2010-02-26) 
Moving from scripting to Object Orientation in Python - (2011-09-13) 
Naming blocks of code, structures and Object Orientation - efficient coding in manageable chunks - (2012-05-06) 
Spike solution, refactored and reusable, Python - Example - (2013-02-28) 
What is the difference between a function and a method? - (2015-03-04) 
From single block to structure and object oriented programming - (2015-12-02) 
Why populate object with values as you construct them? - (2016-02-18)
Some other Articles
New bathing idea for hotels from HotelympiaThe geometry of East LondonLetting new visitors know we provide training coursesFSB, EGM, AGM.Learning Object Oriented Principles (and perhaps Java)Are nasty programs looking for security holes on your server?Colour, Composition or ContentChinese New YearA forum is not always the best vehicleTeaching Object Oriented Java with Students and Ice Cream
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