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2006 - Making business a pleasure

"Making Business a Pleasure" - a spoken logo for Well House Consultants for 2006.

Whether you're attending a course, staying as a guest at Well House Manor, working for us, or simply visiting our web site, we want you to enjoy the experience.

We don't know exactly what 2006 will bring, but we have some plans and can make some educated forecasts.

Well House Manor

When you book a course, you also book somewhere to stay? The majority of our customers answer "yes", as we provide niche courses and have customers from far and near. In 2006, we'll be bringing "Well House Manor" online - accommodation for the business visitor to Melksham. All rooms will be double or twin, en suite, but willingly let for single occupancy. They'll include wireless and (probably) wired broadband internet access, plentiful desk space and power outlets, and access to printing facilities. Continental breakfast will be provided, and you'll be very welcome to bring in your own take-away for your evening meal - knives and forks, plates, bowls and glasses provided.

Booking a place at Well House Manor if you're attending a course couldn't be easier - we'll simply include it with your booking. If you're not attending a course, we'll be taking bookings online once we have a firm opening date, and also taking advanced bookings by phone. We're looking to provide business accommodation during the week, and a base for adult tourists at the weekend. We'll ask you to guarantee your booking and pay by debit or credit card.

Well House Consultants

We've a full schedule of public training courses running at our Melksham Training Centre, starting with Python Programming on 9th to 11th January and on through to Regular Expressions on 15th December. Other dates, we're available for private courses at our centre or at your offices.

Inevitably, there will be a few changes to the schedule and course content but our policy that we NEVER cancel a course that has a booking remains. We know you need a guarantee that your course will run.

So why do I say there will be "a few changes"?

In the last couple of months, Apache httpd 2.2 was released and although takeup may be slow, our Deploying LAMP and Linux Web Server courses will be revised shortly to include more coverage of the production release.

Perl 6 is also on the horizon - and not so far on the horizon as it used to be. In 2006 we'll certainly see more mentions of the new syntax in our current Perl courses, and there may very well be additional conversion courses announced. You may spot in our schedule that our Perl for Larger Projects and Using Perl on the Web courses are scheduled only for a few months ahead - the OO aspects of Perl 6 will inevitably move into the more regular "Perl" or "Perl 6" courses and the advanced topics courses may need to be lengthened or shortened.

Ruby has been a bit of a "sleeper". No huge call for training and we've been running only private courses in Ruby. It seems the topic is huge in Japan, quite big in the USA and really hasn't made it to Europe yet. However, there's a great interest in "Ruby on Rails". Rails provides a modern, easy to use system for putting interactive web sites together quickly. Embedding code within the HTML, very much in the way that JSPs and PHP does, it lets developers put systems together fast. There's good technical reasons why it scores - in the right circumstances - over both JSPs and PHP. At this stage, I've not scheduled any public "Ruby + Rails" courses ... but PLEASE ASK if you've a group of even just two or three people interested.

Looking further into 2006, we've got one eye on a number of other topics as diverse as Ajax (client side Javascript accessing server side XML data), Applescript (Mac's scripting language) and LDAP (Shared directories for common logins, etc). And we're continuing to watch Open Source web applications from Plone to SMF to OSCommerce.

Coming full circle, we're also looking at Open Source on line booking and reservation software - not only for courses, but for Well House Manor too. We could well end up writing and publishing something under a GPL license ... and that'll open a whole new business facet too.

Whatever 2006 brings, we'll enjoy what we do - and we'll provide services that let you enjoy learning or staying with us - "making business a pleasure".

Happy New Year!

Update - September 2008 - I have added a simple Ajax Example here, and Ajax is now covered on our PHP Techniques Workshop

(written 2006-01-01, updated 2008-09-27)

 
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  [4437] Adding a PHP build option, rotating an image based on camera data, and a new look at thumbnails in PHP - (2015-02-22)
  [3426] Automed web site testing scripted in Ruby using watir-webdriver - (2011-09-09)
  [2520] Global and Enable - two misused words! - (2009-11-30)
  [2184] Choosing the right version of Java and Tomcat - (2009-05-16)
  [2096] Where is my new Apache httpd installed - (2009-03-22)
  [2080] Using ApacheBench and jconsole to test and monitor Tomcat - (2009-03-14)
  [1945] Summary - Apache httpd build on Linux - (2008-12-14)
  [1768] What is built in to this httpd and PHP? - (2008-08-23)
  [1731] Apache httpd, MySQL, PHP - installation procedure - (2008-08-01)
  [1707] Configuring Apache httpd - (2008-07-12)
  [1455] Connecting to MySQL 5 from PHP on Mac OSX Leopard - (2007-12-03)
  [1449] Upgrade Mac OSX to Leopard, Web Server Apache httpd config lost - (2007-11-29)
  [1292] DHCP automatic IP address v Static IP - (2007-08-06)
  [1095] Apache httpd , browser, MySQL and MySQL client downloads - (2007-02-28)
  [982] Notes from the white board - (2006-12-14)
  [907] Browser -> httpd -> Tomcat -> MySQL. Restarting. - (2006-10-28)
  [660] Stopping and restarting Apache httpd cleanly - (2006-03-29)
  [526] Apache httpd - serving web documents from different directories - (2005-12-12)
  [523] Apache httpd release 2.2 - (2005-12-10)

A603 - Web Application Deployment - Further httpd Configuration
  [4307] Identifying and clearing denial of service attacks on your Apache server - (2014-09-27)
  [4001] Helping search engines with appropriate 400 error codes - (2013-02-11)
  [3955] Building up from a small PHP setup to an enterprise one - (2012-12-16)
  [3862] Forwarding a whole domain, except for a few directories - Apache http server - (2012-09-17)
  [3635] Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING on brand new web site - why? - (2012-03-03)
  [3449] Apache Internal Dummy Connection - what is it and what should I do with it? - (2011-09-19)
  [3133] An image from a website that occasionally comes out as hyroglyphics - (2011-01-14)
  [2900] Redirecting a page - silent, temporary or permanent? - (2010-08-03)
  [2478] How did I do THAT? - (2009-10-26)
  [2272] Monitoring and loading tools for testing Apache Tomcat - (2009-07-07)
  [2060] Database connection Pooling, SSL, and command line deployment - httpd and Tomcat - (2009-03-01)
  [1974] Moving a directory on your web site - (2009-01-03)
  [1955] How to avoid duplicating web page maintainance - (2008-12-20)
  [1954] mod_rewrite for newcomers - (2008-12-20)
  [1939] mod_proxy_ajp and mod_proxy_balancer examples - (2008-12-13)
  [1778] Pointing all the web pages in a directory at a database - (2008-08-30)
  [1767] mod_proxy and mod_proxy_ajp - httpd - (2008-08-22)
  [1762] WEB-INF (Tomcat) and .htaccess (httpd) - (2008-08-20)
  [1636] What to do if the Home Page is missing - (2008-05-08)
  [1619] User and Group settings for Apache httpd web server - (2008-04-22)
  [1566] Strange behaviour of web directory requests without a trailing slash - (2008-03-06)
  [1564] Default file (MiMe types) for Apache httpd and Apache Tomcat - (2008-03-04)
  [1554] Online hotel reservations - Melksham, Wiltshire (near Bath) - (2008-02-24)
  [1551] Which modules are loaded in my Apache httpd - (2008-02-23)
  [1381] Using a MySQL database to control mod_rewrite via PHP - (2007-10-06)
  [1377] Load Balancing with Apache mod_jk (httpd/Tomcat) - (2007-10-02)
  [1355] .php or .html extension? Morally Static Pages - (2007-09-17)
  [1351] Compressing web pages sent out from server. Is it worth it? - (2007-09-14)
  [1207] Simple but effective use of mod_rewrite (Apache httpd) - (2007-05-27)
  [1121] Sharing the load with Apache httpd and perhaps Tomcat - (2007-03-29)
  [1080] httpd.conf or .htaccess? - (2007-02-14)
  [1009] Passing GET parameters through Apache mod_rewrite - (2006-12-27)
  [934] Clustering, load balancing, mod_rewrite and mod_proxy - (2006-11-21)
  [853] To list a directory under httpd on a web server, or not? - (2006-09-02)
  [755] Using different URLs to navigate around a single script - (2006-06-11)
  [662] An unhelpful error message from Apache httpd - (2006-03-30)
  [649] Denial of Service ''attack'' - (2006-03-17)
  [631] Apache httpd to Tomcat - jk v proxy - (2006-03-03)
  [466] Separating 'per instance' data from binaries and web sites - (2005-10-16)
  [345] Spotting a denial of service attack - (2005-06-12)

G103 - Well House Consultants - Where to stay in Melksham
  [4570] A warm welcome awaits you at Well House Manor, Melksham - (2015-11-02)
  [4506] Peak weekend - where there are still rooms near Melksham - (2015-06-06)
  [4447] Overnight accommodation in Melksham - if Well House Manor is full! - (2015-03-02)
  [4299] The Best Bed and Breakfast in Melksham? - (2014-09-19)
  [3865] What makes Well House Manor different? - (2012-09-18)
  [2705] Hotel booking in Melksham made easy! - (2010-04-03)
  [2581] Snow scenes - and how snow effected our business - (2010-01-16)
  [1929] 2009 - Hotel, Meeting, Training Course prices - (2008-12-07)
  [1436] A little touring help during a business trip to England - (2007-11-18)
  [933] Course Joining package - updated - (2006-11-20)
  [902] Brand new hotel and training centre, Melksham - (2006-10-22)
  [667] Well House Manor goes ahead - (2006-04-03)
  [571] Well House Manor - (2006-01-21)
  [555] Hotel novelties - (2006-01-05)
  [512] Exciting futures - the Well House Manor project - (2005-11-30)
  [475] Where to stay in and near Melksham - (2005-10-24)
  [319] Accommodation and landing pages - (2005-05-21)

G200 - Well House Consultants - Course and Company information
  [4588] What teach you in a week stays with you for a decade - (2015-11-29)
  [4564] Perl, PHP, Python, Lua, Tcl, C++, Ruby - final public courses for 2015 - (2015-10-30)
  [4519] Course Schedule - October 2015 to June 2016 - (2015-09-27)
  [4518] Open source programming courses - October to December 2015 - (2015-09-27)
  [4305] Learning to program in Java - yes, we can help. - (2014-09-26)
  [4172] Public courses - Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, C and C++ - autumn 2013 and through 2014 - (2013-09-13)
  [3935] Whether you have programmed before or not, we can teach you Python - (2012-11-25)
  [3816] Want to escape the Olympics? Learn to program in the countryside! - (2012-07-23)
  [3235] How we make our programming courses both time and cost effective - (2011-04-09)
  [3202] Telling you something about us in just one line - (2011-03-15)
  [3115] Perl, Python, PHP, Lua, Linux, and more - and business hotel too. Menu for 2011 - (2010-12-31)
  [3112] Public and private courses - subjects available for 2011 - (2010-12-29)
  [2935] 01225 707126 to 01225 344596 to 01225 899360 - Well House Fax - (2010-08-26)
  [2925] Well House - the pictures - (2010-08-16)
  [2838] Respecting our customers anonimity - (2010-06-29)
  [2777] Blowing our own trumpet - (2010-05-23)
  [2762] Well House - Mission and Policy summaries - (2010-05-13)
  [2661] Current Public Courses - (2010-03-05)
  [2659] New numbers, as 01225 707126 and 01225 709638 are being retired - (2010-03-04)
  [2637] Courses - Melksham and elsewhere - until the end of April - (2010-02-16)
  [2560] Training comparison to QA Training, Learning Tree, GB Direct. - (2010-01-02)
  [2558] Happy new decade - and course and hotel prices for 2010 - (2010-01-01)
  [2505] I almost put the bins out this morning - (2009-11-16)
  [2400] Are you wanting to learn PHP? - (2009-09-08)
  [2354] Training, Open Source computer languages - (2009-08-13)
  [2350] Ten years in Melksham - looking forward to ten more. - (2009-08-11)
  [2341] Koulutus, Open Source tietokone kielillä - (2009-08-09)
  [2340] ldning, Open Source dator språk - (2009-08-09)
  [2339] Opplæring, Open Source datamaskinen språk - (2009-08-09)
  [2338] Uddannelse, Open Source computer sprog - (2009-08-09)
  [2337] Opleiding, Open Source computertalen - (2009-08-09)
  [2336] Formação, Open Source computador línguas - (2009-08-09)
  [2335] Ausbildung, die Open-Source-Sprachen - (2009-08-09)
  [2334] Formazione, Open Source computer lingue - (2009-08-09)
  [2333] Formación, de los lenguajes de código abierto - (2009-08-09)
  [2332] Formation, des langages Open Source - (2009-08-09)
  [2326] Learn a new programming language this summer. - (2009-08-06)
  [2278] First courses for 2010 - (2009-07-10)
  [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)
  [2118] Spring Sprung - (2009-04-05)
  [2041] httpd, Tomcat and PHP course enhancements - (2009-02-14)
  [1629] A short introduction to our courses - (2008-05-03)
  [1623] PHP Techniques - a workshop - (2008-04-26)
  [1577] Spring and early summer training courses - (2008-03-15)
  [1565] Languages compared - based on developer community size - (2008-03-05)
  [1492] Well House Consultants Training and Hotel - 2008 news - (2008-01-01)
  [1453] What makes our courses special? - (2007-12-02)
  [1384] An email update for past guests and delegates - (2007-10-08)
  [1317] 2008 course schedule - Perl, Python, PHP, Linux, Java Deployment, Ruby and more - (2007-08-23)
  [1102] A Reference - (2007-03-08)
  [1087] Telling a story in different ways - (2007-02-20)
  [1018] Open Source Courses and Business Hotel - products and prices for 2007 - (2007-01-01)
  [564] Open Source training from Well House Consultants - (2006-01-14)
  [549] 2005 - Come as a student, leave as a friend - (2005-12-31)
  [504] We are about Open Source programming courses in the UK - (2005-11-24)
  [419] Most popular courses - (2005-08-19)
  [277] Fire drill - (2005-04-12)
  [234] How to get the best from your supplier - (2005-03-03)
  [181] Maximum number of trainees on a course - (2005-01-18)
  [13] Mobile Office revamp - (2004-08-13)

G600 - Well House Consultants - Well House Manor
  [4715] Well House Manor - Still five out of five! - (2016-10-30)
  [4101] POETS day at Well House Manor - (2013-05-24)
  [3970] Comparing four VERY different places to stay - (2013-01-11)
  [3814] Returning guests - a sign of a good product. Cream teas and hotel rooms. - (2012-07-22)
  [3800] Fancy a weekend away? Try Well House Manor in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2012-07-09)
  [3702] Digital Champions think that Well House Manor is a champion venue! - (2012-04-20)
  [3549] Well House Manor - perhaps the best hotel rooms in Melksham - (2011-12-10)
  [3405] Where do businessmen stay in Melksham? - (2011-08-25)
  [2962] Well House Manor - the history of the hotel - (2010-09-20)
  [2565] Bright day, snowy day - (2010-01-06)
  [1706] The Story of Well House Manor - (2008-07-12)
  [1520] Terms and Conditions - Hotel, England - plain English - (2008-01-26)
  [1388] Well House Manor - a year on - (2007-10-12)
  [1332] Melksham Hotel - Five Star Kitchen! - (2007-09-04)
  [1211] A lot has happened in a year - (2007-05-31)
  [1072] Well House Manor in the Snow - (2007-02-09)
  [1059] Three sets of twins - (2007-01-31)
  [963] George Hotel and Well House Manor, Melksham - (2006-12-04)
  [891] Well House Manor Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-10-10)
  [884] Drive time - (2006-10-02)
  [643] If it's Sunday, it must be Bedwyn - (2006-03-12)
  [617] Easy, Free, Reliable internet access - (2006-02-22)
  [615] Looking for leading not bleeding edge - (2006-02-21)
  [598] Should we cruise around the world? - (2006-02-09)
  [594] Twice is a co-incidence and three times is a pattern - (2006-02-07)
  [582] DWIM and AWWO - (2006-01-30)
  [575] Eating for the single business traveller - (2006-01-24)
  [558] Converting between acres and hectares - (2006-01-08)
  [525] Vision AND venture - (2005-12-12)

M350 - Well House Manor - project diary
  [4739] A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House - (2017-05-27)
  [4012] A course is not just for a year - its for a career - (2013-02-20)
  [3968] Expecting nothing, but prepared for anything - (2013-01-05)
  [3963] National TV - Melksham - 9th January 2013, Pre-alert. - (2012-12-27)
  [3847] The Accidental Hotelier - (2012-08-24)
  [3645] Keeping our hotel looking like new, by using our gained experience - (2012-03-09)
  [3585] The changing Hotel and Bed and Breakfast business in Melksham - (2012-01-18)
  [3014] Well House Manor - the next six years - (2010-10-24)
  [1975] Well House Manor Hotel - on plan for 2009 business guests - (2009-01-03)
  [1098] Three big events - TWSW, Business of the year and the police - (2007-03-03)
  [1069] Rail trouble forced me to buy hotel - (2007-02-07)
  [941] Snagging - (2006-11-24)
  [932] A tale of a wee wall - (2006-11-19)
  [931] Before and After - Well House Manor - (2006-11-18)
  [894] Where quality costs less - (2006-10-15)
  [890] Open - (2006-10-09)
  [881] Coming together. - (2006-09-29)
  [862] 4 weeks to go - (2006-09-11)
  [858] From the Manor written - (2006-09-07)
  [855] Fitting our bathrooms - (2006-09-04)
  [844] Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-08-24)
  [816] Above the parapit, Well House Manor - (2006-07-28)
  [776] Naming Rooms - (2006-06-24)
  [756] Seeing the bricks for the trees - (2006-06-11)
  [744] We can offer a room, but we can't operate on a dog - (2006-06-05)
  [739] The eye - (2006-05-31)
  [721] Residential - (2006-05-15)
  [720] Planning a hotel refurb - an example of a Gant chart in PHP - (2006-05-14)
  [677] Sympathetic development - (2006-04-09)

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)
  [2559] Moving the product forward - ours, and MySQL, Perl, PHP and Python too - (2010-01-01)
  [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)
  [113] A Parallel for Perl 6 - (2004-11-09)
  [89] When will Perl 6 be available - (2004-10-15)

R101 - Ruby - Introduction
  [4498] Ruby - where one statement ends and the next begins - (2015-05-26)
  [4369] Ruby - the second rung of learning the language - (2014-12-28)
  [2607] Answers on Ruby on Rails - (2010-01-30)
  [2287] Learning to program in Ruby - examples of the programming basics - (2009-07-15)
  [2286] New to programming? It is natural (but needless) for you to be nervous - (2009-07-14)
  [1887] Ruby Programming Course - Saturday and Sunday - (2008-11-16)
  [1375] Python v Ruby - (2007-10-02)
  [1302] Ruby, Ruby, Ruby. Rails, Rails, Rails. - (2007-08-13)
  [1041] Learnt in London - Ruby, Martini, Coral and the Core - (2007-01-17)
  [1027] Cue the music, I'm happy. - (2007-01-09)
  [664] Ruby course - oops - it's not happening - (2006-04-01)

R118 - Ruby Sources and Resources
  [3783] Load path, load and require in Ruby, and a change from 1.8 to 1.9 - (2012-06-24)
  [3622] Loading Ruby classes - where does Ruby look? - (2012-02-24)
  [3435] Sorta sorting a hash, and what if an exception is NOT thrown - Ruby - (2011-09-12)
  [2931] Syncronise - software, trains, and buses. Please! - (2010-08-22)
  [2621] Ruby collections and strings - some new examples - (2010-02-03)
  [2610] Cheat Sheet - what do you need for Ruby on Rails? - (2010-01-31)


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