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 in the shops
I promised you a report on what's new in the techie and books stores in the USA. In the past, we've found that the USA has been somewhat ahead of the UK and that's been exciting and positive. But it seems that times are a-changing. On this trip, the shelves in the bookstores are sadder than I have seen them and stores like CompUSA seem quiet shells compared to what they were a few years back. And there's little exciting and new to report. So perhaps I should speculate and analayse?
Are we about to see a major crash where no-one wants IT any more? No, I don't think so, but everyone's bought their PC and done their first web site now, has their digital camera, printer, and fast internet connection. An each of these is now up to a standard where the typical user simply doesn't want any more power / more megapixels / still faster connection - so we're largely into a more mature replacement market. Add to this that the technology has itself provided new distribution channels and there's no longer the need for an expensive Mall store to sell your product ...
But amongst the disappointment, what did I notice on the bookshelves? C# and Vb. Networking infrastructure / Cisco. Linux (including Fedora core 4 CDs). Knoppix. Computer security. Oh - and a couple of fabulous new Perl books that I'll be settling down with on the flight home tonight: "Perl Best Practices" by Damian Conway
and "Higher Order Perl" by Mark Jason Dominus
. (written 2005-08-01, updated 2006-06-05)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesP050 - Perl - General 
The next generation of programmer - (2004-11-13) 
How to debug a Perl program - (2006-06-04) 
Glorious (?) 12th August - what a Pe(a)rl! - (2008-08-12) 
Keeping on an even keel - (2008-11-21) 
Where do I start when writing a program? - (2009-06-11) 
So what is this thing called Perl that I keep harping on about? - (2009-06-15) 
Lead characters on Perl variable names - (2009-08-24) 
Learning to program in ... - (2009-11-15) 
Perl Course FAQ - (2010-04-23) 
The Perl Survey - (2010-05-27) 
Perl course - is it tailored to Linux, or Microsoft Windows? - (2010-06-25) 
Should the public sector compete with businesses? and other deep questions - (2010-09-26) 
How many toilet rolls - hotel inventory and useage - (2010-12-18) 
How much has Perl (and other languages) changed? - (2011-06-10) 
DNA to Amino Acid - a sample Perl script - (2011-06-24) 
Perl - a quick reminder and revision. Test yourself! - (2011-08-26) 
Know Python or PHP? Want to learn Perl too? - (2012-07-31) 
Shell - Grep - Sed - Awk - Perl - Python - which to use when? - (2012-10-22) 
How well do you know Perl and / or Python? - (2012-11-04) 
Polishing the Perl courses - updated training - (2014-09-17) 
Perl - still a very effective language indeed for extracting and reporting - (2014-09-20)
Some other Articles
How to check that a string contains a number in TclFull circle - made it back to an old hauntNetlessWhat is an SQL injection attack?New in the shopssimplicity hides real sizeTraining course material - why we write our ownWhere now for dial-up providers?The next technologiesMaking Orangutangs
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