For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).
Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.
Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
New Lua Examples - for last weeks delegates
When I train you, I promise that when I leave (an onsite course) or you leave (a course at Well House Manor), that won't be the last you hear or see of me if you wish for further help. For the Lua group in this course photo, who's course I finished on Thursday, I have already written and blogged a couple of other answers, and I have now uploaded the examples I wrote during the course ... with extra comments added in every case to ensure that they are useful to this group and also to future delegates, and other newcomers to Lua too
This was a bigger group than usual, and I was training them further from base than usual, and through a translation service into Spanish. So it's much more practical for individuals with questions to chat with their colleagues, before getting back in touch through our post course support form
straight away. But such further follow up is welcomed.
Here are the examples:
- see also blog entry
User defined sorting ("postman sort")
Reading lines from a file, various ways
When is the for loop terminations calculated?
Functional / Structured coding - an example
Basics of creating and naming variables
Extracting and counting email addresses from a server log
Block structure in Lua
Looking through all the files in a directory in Lua
Finding what your operating system is
Passing parameters to coroutines
- see also blog entry
Lua's string formatting
Pattern matching - anchoring and delimiting
Single, double and square bracket strings
read from keyboard - calculate - write to screen Lua example
What can go in a variable, what are the standard libraries, what are the standard functions in the main namespace?
- I have added major comments to this one!
Since the course, I have also added a promised example showing an example of graphics in Lua
, and I have written up an extra note on interfacing C and C++ to Lua
The final five files are all parts of the answer to the town simulation exercise (see here
for a more complete description):
An answer to the town simulation exercise
Town Specification data
Main Simulation Program
Data (object) type definition
Sample output (written 2009-08-01, updated 2009-08-02)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesU050 - Lua - General 
Learning PHP, Ruby, Lua and Python - upcoming courses - (2009-06-11) 
Lua training class in Spanish - (2009-07-29) 
For Lua Programmers AND for Town Planners - (2009-08-02) 
Certification Revisted - Lua - (2009-08-09) 
Lua Classes - open enrolement - (2009-11-04) 
Learning to program in ... - (2009-11-15) 
Bookkeeping - (2009-12-29) 
Teaching Lua to a Perl advocate - (2010-09-06) 
December courses - PHP, Python, Perl - and a weekend Lua course - (2011-11-24) 
Learning to Program in Lua - public / open training course / class - (2012-05-09) 
Why we teach Lua - (2014-04-08) 
Lua courses - an update - (2014-09-18) 
Learning not just what a program does, but how to design it in the first place. - (2015-11-06)
Some other Articles
Graphics in Lua - an example using the gd libraryHow to make a Risotto (PHP build style)Guadalajara - a special tour of a lovely cityNew Lua Examples - for last weeks delegatesPassing parameters to a coroutine in LuaSeeing Guadalajara - a first glimpse downtownWhat are closures in Lua?Floor to ceilingLearning to write high quality code in Lua
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