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Moving the product forward - ours, and MySQL, Perl, PHP and Python too

I have just posted a "steady as she goes" message, welcoming the new decade but reassuring our customers that we're carrying on offering very much the same high quality courses, and the same high quality hotel rooms. But things can't stand totally still - they would stagnate, courses would get out of date, and hotel facilities would become dated. So there's also a sub-text of moving gently forward too. I'll give you some examples ...

* The future of MySQL is being called into question - here's a link to Monty Widenius's blog which describes the current situation with Oracle's purchase of Sun and how MySQL and its future (and monopoly considerations) are going to be causing us some interesting times. (I don't normally appreciate circular emails but in this case - THANK YOU, Monty, for emailing me as part of your list!). I will be following up with technical posts on this topic, and emphasising "keep yourself database independent" on all of our courses

* In the last couple of months of last year, we seriously upgraded our internet connection at Well House Manor; delegates and guests can now use our "50 meg" connection - more than twice the previous speed.

* Our "learning to program in xxx" courses, started as very much an occasional serice on the start of our regular courses, have become a permanent fixure in the new schedule; some of them remain on Sundays, but we're also offering them during the working week too in some cases now. See [here] for all the course descriptions, links to dates, etc.

* PHP 6, Perl 6, Python 3 ... all are at various stages along the route from being a twinkle in someone's eye to the main versions of the languages, and we're in the stages of engineering movement of our training too.

(written 2010-01-01)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
H050 - PHP - General
  [4314] PHP training - refreshed modern course, backed up by years of practical experience - (2014-11-16)
  [3966] Our examples work with any recent version of PHP - (2013-01-01)
  [3952] PHP revision ... by example. - (2012-12-15)
  [3530] A typical weekend?? - (2011-11-28)
  [3025] Learning to Program ... in PHP. Course examples. - (2010-11-01)
  [2663] Improve your PHP on a weekend away - (2010-03-05)
  [2589] Your PHP code does not work? Here is where to start looking. - (2010-01-18)
  [2504] Learning to program in ... - (2009-11-15)
  [2430] Not just a PHP program - a good web application - (2009-09-29)
  [2400] Are you wanting to learn PHP? - (2009-09-08)
  [2227] Learning PHP, Ruby, Lua and Python - upcoming courses - (2009-06-11)
  [2222] A (biased?) comparison of PHP courses in the UK - (2009-06-07)
  [2097] PHP Course - for hobby / club / charity users. - (2009-03-22)
  [1722] PHP examples - source code and try it out too - (2008-07-26)
  [235] Preparation for a day's work - (2005-03-04)
  [116] The next generation of programmer - (2004-11-13)

M152 - Well House Manor - Hotel Facilities
  [4026] The coffee of the Stars comes to Melksham - (2013-03-04)
  [4019] Coffee Shop in Melksham - (2013-02-24)
  [3924] The bedrooms at Well House Manor - (2012-11-16)
  [3865] What makes Well House Manor different? - (2012-09-18)
  [3863] Five new fans at Well House Manor - (2012-09-17)
  [3831] Our Melksham Hotel is not quiet - but we are waiting to give you a quiet welcome. Big difference! - (2012-08-09)
  [3552] Melksham Training Centre and Hotel internet speed - how does it compare? - (2011-12-14)
  [3549] Well House Manor - perhaps the best hotel rooms in Melksham - (2011-12-10)
  [3437] Light bulbs - (2011-09-13)
  [3373] Another busy Week at Well House Manor ... pictures from the midweek - (2011-07-29)
  [3308] Behind the scenes - setting up a cafe - (2011-05-29)
  [3296] Dog, hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire? - (2011-05-21)
  [3212] Well House Manor - a home from home for the business and leisure guest in Melksham - (2011-03-26)
  [2847] Local information for Melksham Hotel Guests - (2010-07-02)
  [2490] Friendly Hotel in Melksham, near Bath - (2009-11-02)
  [2424] A Winter Weekend Special at Well House Manor - (2009-09-26)
  [2303] Turning potential customers away - (2009-07-24)
  [2216] Past Delegate Offer - Summer Holiday / Weekend Break - (2009-06-03)
  [2076] A New Advert for Well House Manor - (2009-03-11)
  [1328] Oliver says .... - (2007-09-01)

P256 - Perl 6 Look Ahead
  [3077] Perl 6 - significantly nearer, and Rakudo looks very good - (2010-12-02)
  [2967] Multiway branches in Perl - the given and when syntax - (2010-09-22)
  [2817] Setting a safety net or fallback value in Perl - (2010-06-19)
  [2816] Intelligent Matching in Perl - (2010-06-18)
  [2815] switch and case, or given and when in Perl - (2010-06-17)
  [1721] Perl 6 - When will we have a production release? - (2008-07-26)
  [1417] What software version do we teach? - (2007-10-31)
  [1215] An update on Perl - where is it going? - (2007-06-03)
  [995] Ruby's case - no break - (2006-12-17)
  [582] DWIM and AWWO - (2006-01-30)
  [550] 2006 - Making business a pleasure - (2006-01-01)
  [113] A Parallel for Perl 6 - (2004-11-09)
  [89] When will Perl 6 be available - (2004-10-15)

S050 - MySQL - General
  [3361] Blowing our own trumpet - MySQL resources - (2011-07-18)
  [2861] MySQL and Java - connectivity past, present, and future thoughts - (2010-07-09)
  [2567] Extra MySQL course dates (2 day course, UK) - (2010-01-08)
  [2561] The future of MySQL - (2010-01-03)
  [2426] Which version of MySQL am I running? - (2009-09-26)
  [2240] How do I query a database (MySQL)? - (2009-06-15)
  [2134] Oracle take over Sun who had taken over MySQL - (2009-04-21)
  [2085] MySQL - licensing issues, even with using the name - (2009-03-16)
  [2053] What a difference a MySQL Index made - (2009-02-25)

Y300 - Python 3 - What is new, what's changed and why
  [2871] Moving from Python 2.6 to Python 3 - (2010-07-14)
  [2778] Learning to program in Python 2 ... and / or in Python 3 - (2010-05-24)
  [2285] Great new diagrams for our notes ... Python releases - (2009-07-13)
  [2277] Python classes / courses - what version do we train on? - (2009-07-10)
  [1791] The road ahead - Python 3 - (2008-09-10)
  [1788] Python 2 to Python 3 / Python 3000 / Py3k - (2008-09-07)
  [753] Python 3000 - the next generation - (2006-06-09)


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This is a page archived from The Horse's Mouth at http://www.wellho.net/horse/ - the diary and writings of Graham Ellis. Every attempt was made to provide current information at the time the page was written, but things do move forward in our business - new software releases, price changes, new techniques. Please check back via our main site for current courses, prices, versions, etc - any mention of a price in "The Horse's Mouth" cannot be taken as an offer to supply at that price.

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