For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
The Horse's Mouth - Ezine reader's index
"The Horse's Mouth" is an online magazine - the ramblings of Graham Ellis.
I'm very fortunate to come across a lot of interesting people in my work,
and they inspire me to think and to write. You'll find a mixture of
technical tips on the subjects we teach, things we have learnt from our
own website and wider, and pictures, thoughts and wider comment.
The beauty of the net is that you can search and read as much - or as
little - as you like.
You can even add your comments
if you wish; although we can't offer you the
same anonimity nor a "freedom of speech", I'm going to encourage you
to post of views that don't agree with mine and
only in what I consider to be exceptional circumstances will I remove
or modify your material.
Teaching dilemma - old tricks and techniques, or recent enhancements?Python string formatting - the move from % to str.formatCharities v Charitable. The cost of collecting your donation.Passing of Steve Jobs - R.I.P.How can I do an FTP transfer in Python?Passing optional and named parameters to python methodsBusy weekend of contrasts.Hangers, luggage and possessionsFrom flowchart to program - code design for the newcomerFlying Colours!Catching the fishes first?On this day ... one PHP script with three usesAway to train - but still around by video for Melksham meetingsStepping stones - early coding, and writing re-usable code quicklyMySQL, MySQLi, PDO or something else - how best to talk to databases from PHPYour PHP website - how to factor and refactor to reduce growing painsReading and using emails including enclosures on your web server.Which or ATOC - who reads train fares right?Why would you want to use a Perl hash?A threat in the post? Poor marketing practise from Smiletrain?Apache Internal Dummy Connection - what is it and what should I do with it?Checking all the systems on a subnet, using Expect and TkNeedle in a haystack - finding the web server overloadAwk v PerlPerl and CGI - simple form, and monitoring script.Take the dog on a lead - do not carry her. Perl references.Getting more log information from the Apache http web serverA demonstration of how many Python facilities work togetherPressing ^C in a Python program. Also Progress Bar.Research is exciting. But should routine be automated?Python for loops - applying a temporary second name to the same objectMelksham to become a part of Trowbridge?Light bulbsMoving from scripting to Object Orientation in PythonSorta sorting a hash, and what if an exception is NOT thrown - RubySundays - and over eatingExceptions - a fail-safe way of trapping things that may go wrong3 digit HTTP status codes - what are they, which are most common, which should be a concern?Ruby at both extremes of your websiteSigils - the characters on the start of variable names in Perl, Ruby and Fortran
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This is a page archived from The Horse's Mouth at
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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Link to Blogging home page (to add comments).