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.
Theft of training material
We write our own training notes and examples ... and there's one heck of an investment in that.
We encourage our customers to use the examples we provide in their work, but we do get more that a little upset on those very rare occasions where a customer starts earning his own living from presenting courses from our copied materials ... without even asking first, or offering to make any form of royalty payment.
Imagine my surprise yesterday when I found our training material (complete with our copyright statement!) on line at a reputable UK University. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I was duly flattered. But I also felt cheated. And I also felt that the copy didn't reflect our quality as some links in the copy were broken, and images were missing.
A brief email last night has resulted in a short quasi-apology this morning. Apparently it was a mistake that the material was there - but I suspect the mistake was that Google found and indexed it. Included was the confirmation that "it will NEVER appear in my teaching material in future"
Do you like our materials? You are very welcome to link to any of our pages - for a specific topic, you can find the appropriate page within our modules list
. Do you want to use our materials from a course you've attended to do a short in-house presentation to some of your colleagues? Please ask us first and we'll be most accommodating. Do you want to license our training notes - see our policy on this
. Do you want to learn on our courses? We run both private
courses. But please don't steal our material - we're skilled at using and presenting them and we can probably do a better job than you can, and at less cost. (written 2005-08-09, updated 2006-06-05)
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Seeing the wood for the trees. - (2004-08-06) 
Writing on a Sunday - (2004-08-08) 
Study room - the Oxford train - (2004-08-10) 
A year on - should we offer certified PHP courses - (2005-07-28) 
Training course material - why we write our own - (2005-07-30) 
Writing up new C / C++ notes. - (2006-07-09) 
Empty seats, Nodding Donkeys and buses - (2006-12-11) 
Notes from the white board - (2006-12-14) 
Copyright of Training Notes and Web Site - (2008-12-18) 
How long should a training module be? - (2009-01-27) 
Copy writing - allowing for the cut - (2009-05-21) 
Hello World - a good traditional start to a Java course - (2009-09-22) 
Sample code with errors in it on our web site - (2009-10-29) 
What is Perl? - (2010-06-15) 
Sharing our programs - easy. Sharing our data - harder. - (2010-06-26) 
Jargon busting - (2011-01-30) 
Clear, concise examples - Ruby classes and objects. - (2013-02-17) 
Showing what programming errors look like - web site pitfall - (2013-03-06)
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