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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.
Development Environments

Although most of the software we provide training on is Open Source and thus available for free download, many of the development environments that are offered to aid developers are commercial products for which you'll have to pay money to buy a license.

We don't believe that people should come on a training course on a piece of free software, but return to their place of employment only knowing how to use that software through a tool which their employer then has to go out and buy. There are further reasons our training doesn't concentrate on development environments:

1. Trainees need to learn the language(s) from "the ground up" - to be able to understand code and what's happening without relying on a tool that might not always be available.

2. Seriously learning all about a development environment in addition to learning a programming language would reduce the time spent and dilute the concentration on the language, whihc is the real subject of our courses.

3. With most of the languages we teach, there isn't a single prevelant development environment - so if we were to choose and use one, it probably wouldn't suit the majority of people anyway.

4. Licensing costs to us would mean that we would have to increase our prices without the majority of our customers making an appropriate extra gain from the higher price.

We do demonstrate environments as appropriate, and in the case of Python encourage trainees to work with IDLE or IDE / PythonWin (depending on the operating system they've chosen). See David Mertz's review for further Python IDEs reviewed.

As a footnote, we have had an approach by a commercial development environment developer who asked up to use his environment exclusivley on our courses on XXXXXX (subject deleted!). He offered to give us "official trainer" status and free licenses for our own machines if we paid him for each trainee. The idea was that more people would come to us with that status. He would also require us to hand out dicount vouchers to each trainee so that they could go back to their workplace and be encouraged to order up his software. We declined the offer, and will probably decline any similar approaches unless any particular commercial development environment gets to be in use by the majority of programmers in a certain language - an unlikely scenario for a costed added to a free distribution
(written 2005-05-19, updated 2006-06-05)

Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
Y150 - Python Development Tools and Environments
  [745] Python modules. The distribution, The Cheese Shop and the Vaults of Parnassus. - (2006-06-05)
  [2123] Using Python with OpenOffice - (2009-04-09)
  [2370] C++, Python, and other training - do we use an IDE - (2009-08-21)
  [2452] Making executable binaries in Python (or Perl) - (2009-10-12)
  [3151] Disassembling Python and Java - previously compiled code - (2011-01-29)

P605 - Perl Tools and Utilities
H114 - Sourcing, installing and configuring PHP
  [192] Current MySQL and PHP paths and upgrades - (2005-01-28)
  [481] PHP upgrade - traps to watch - (2005-10-31)
  [934] Clustering, load balancing, mod_rewrite and mod_proxy - (2006-11-21)
  [1667] Checking server performance for PHP generated pages - (2008-06-06)
  [1688] cannot restore segment prot after reloc message - PHP / httpd - (2008-06-26)
  [1731] Apache httpd, MySQL, PHP - installation procedure - (2008-08-01)
  [1768] What is built in to this httpd and PHP? - (2008-08-23)
  [1936] Quick Summary - PHP installation - (2008-12-12)
  [2317] How to make a Risotto (PHP build style) - (2009-08-02)
  [2433] Controlling, supressing, enabling PHP error messages - (2009-10-02)
  [2589] Your PHP code does not work? Here is where to start looking. - (2010-01-18)
  [2646] Compile but do not run PHP - syntax check only - (2010-02-22)
  [3132] Virtual Hosting with Apache http server - an overall scheme, and avoiding common pitfalls - (2011-01-14)
  [3635] Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING on brand new web site - why? - (2012-03-03)
  [3955] Building up from a small PHP setup to an enterprise one - (2012-12-16)
  [4319] PHP - some quick fixes if scripts have issues, and how to use our support - (2014-11-19)
  [4437] Adding a PHP build option, rotating an image based on camera data, and a new look at thumbnails in PHP - (2015-02-22)

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