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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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))

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Well House Consultants provide training courses in Open Source programming langauges such as Perl, Python, PHP and Tcl/Tk ... also in Linux, MySQL and Tomcat ... from our base in Melksham, Wiltshire, England. We run public courses in each subject area at our own training centre, and we also run private courses at our centre, or on site at your offices if you prefer.
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4588What teach you in a week stays with you for a decade
As a teacher, I teach a lot of delegates and only hear from a few of them into the future. After all - it's my job to teach them to 'fly' and my role to stay onthe ground and teach the next lot too. So it's really grattifying to bump into a delegate occasioanlly - as has just happened this Sunday evening ...
4564Perl, PHP, Python, Lua, Tcl, C++, Ruby - final public courses for 2015
We're not quite at the end of October (2015 if you're reading this in the archive) but already we're taking bookings for 2016, as well as filling in some diary dates for the last 2 months of 2015. We have public Lua, Perl, PHP and C++ courses with November start dates, and Python and Tcl with December ...
4519Course Schedule - October 2015 to June 2016
Training course schedule now published through June 2016. We are offering "Learning to program in ... " courses for newcomers to programmng, and for those who feel rusty or would like a more gentle pace. They're 5 day courses, prices at £1350.00 + VAT for the five days, and run at our Melksham, ...
4518Open source programming courses - October to December 2015
An update to courses for the last months of 2015. - see [here] for courses in C and C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Lua and Tcl ... all coming up over the next few months. Some of the courses have been rescheduled to allow me to complete my training program for the year having lost much of August and ...
4305Learning to program in Java - yes, we can help.
Yes, we CAN teach you to program in Java. And we'll teach you with a view to the latest versions of Java too ... at the end of this article's a list of some of the things added to Java 8 (not yet the standard run time environemnt) and Java 7 and we will tell you about those as appropriate. We'll do ...
4172Public courses - Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, C and C++ - autumn 2013 and through 2014
Public courses in the following subjects are scheduled for this autumn: C and C++ Programming - week commencing 14th October 2013 Tcl - week commencing 4th November 2013 Python - for newcomers - week commencing 11th November 2013 Python intermediate - week commencing 18th November 2013 Lua - week commencing ...
2558Happy new decade - and course and hotel prices for 2010
Happy New Decade, everyone! And thank you for your support and business through the last one. This year, we'll be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our courses in Melksham, and we're now in our fourth year of running our own hotel and training centre. We look forward to welcoming many more guests at ...
3935Whether you have programmed before or not, we can teach you Python
Our new "Intermediate Python" course last week was a roaring success - rave reviews from the delegates, with a real opportunity to delve deeper for the delegates who all had prior (self-taught) Python experience and really want to make the most of the language in their work. It was very interesting ...
3816Want to escape the Olympics? Learn to program in the countryside!
It's still a few days to go before the Olympics open, and I'm already reading of long traffic jams in London, various strikes planned at or near to the events by transport unions, and starting to hear wall to wall coverage of sport and sporting teams on the radio, and see it on the TV and in the paper ...
2333Formación, de los lenguajes de código abierto
Bienvenido. Nueva aquí? Somos los autores y proveedores de una amplia gama de cursos de formación de código abierto, con sede en Melksham, Inglaterra. Creemos en el cuidado de nuestros clientes y dar a la comunidad también. O no hemos enseñado usted, le invitamos a navegar nuestro ...
13Mobile Office revamp
We're a training company and we'll train at YOUR place if you wish. We're also lean - no point in having someone extra sitting around in the office when we're not around just to answer the few phone calls ... most people reach us by email. OK - we have an answer phone and fax - and we've just installed ...
3235How we make our programming courses both time and cost effective
We specialise in training people in how to program in open source scripting langauges, such as Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Lua and Tcl ... and in C and C++ too, which are open source too in their Gnu / Gcc flavour. Wherever we were based, we need people to travel from far and wide for our courses - many ...
3202Telling you something about us in just one line
The Microblogging service Twitter provides a very useful tool to help you get a message across short and sweet. Let me try some. Well House Consultants run training course in computer programming languages Perl, PHP, Python, Lua, Ruby, Java, Tcl, C and C++ - In addition to programming, we run courses ...
3112Public and private courses - subjects available for 2011
Sorting through old manuals, it struck me just how many tailored courses we've given over the years. Tailoring a course to suit customer needs is really very easy for us - all of our courses are modular, and when we're running a single customer / private course, we prefer to top and tail the course ...
3115Perl, Python, PHP, Lua, Linux, and more - and business hotel too. Menu for 2011
Whar are our plans for 2011? "Steady as she goes", I think - a gentle year of building on all we've achieved in the past year, and all that has developed in the last six months. Our hotel at Well House Manor in Melksham provides high quality accommodation for delegates on our public Open Source courses ...
2560Training comparison to QA Training, Learning Tree, GB Direct.
As we're reviewing our prices for the coming year (2010), we compare what we offer with other training companies offering courses on the same programming languages. Our new year decisions were already made, based on last year's research, but earlier today I visited the web sites of Learning Tree, GB ...
293501225 707126 to 01225 344596 to 01225 899360 - Well House Fax
Times change. Phone calls using conventional systems get fewer. Bookings for hotel rooms are routinely made on line (to make a reservation, start by clicking on your arrival date [here]. Bookings for courses are usually instigated through an email inquiry [link], or via one of our enquiry pages [here]. So ...
2925Well House - the pictures
Wow - Google have done it again. I was surprised when I did an "image search" a few days ago to get a new, clean, effective display of images when I was looking for some stock art with which to illustrate a previous article. Impressed, yes, but of course I asked "what do we look like" and so I searched ...
2838Respecting our customers anonimity
In answer to a question asked via Ask the Tutor. A good question which I have emailed an answer to, followed by the text "IF YOU POST AS EXAMPLE - ANON PLEASE" My Answer: I couldn't help noticing you emphasising that to me in your message: "IF YOU POST AS EXAMPLE - ANON PLEASE". My initial reaction ...
2777Blowing our own trumpet
A "Thank you" to the person who commented as follows: "Your website and articles are one of the best I have seen in on the internet. Thank you so much for putting forth these write-ups of so many complex Python topics in a very easy to understand manner." about my recent blog article on running operating ...
2762Well House - Mission and Policy summaries
Following on from yesterday's comments about long questionnaires, I've been writing a Mission Statement and Policy summaries. Stripped of examples, they look pretty bald - but then I could fill a month of blogs with examples, reasonings, conundrums and solutions that have lead us to where we are, and ...
2661Current Public Courses
I was asked for a full list of our public courses yesterday - simply the main subject area and titles. Here it is ... Perl Learning to Program in Perl / Perl Programming [link] Perl for Larger Projects [link] Using Perl on the Web [link] PHP Learning to Program in PHP [link] PHP Programming ...
2659New numbers, as 01225 707126 and 01225 709638 are being retired
Telephone technology has moved forward in the ten years since we set up the phone system at Well House HQ ... and our business has changed too. The move forward to the next generation of telephony allows us to make things even easier for our customers - to retire old numbers and give instead fewer, but ...
2637Courses - Melksham and elsewhere - until the end of April
I'm usually well scheduled a few days ahead, but as I look further ahead, things are less certain. Extra private courses are booked, "options weeks" resolve into a decision as to which course we'll be running, and occasionally courses are switched around / added to in order to meet delegate's requirements. ...
2505I almost put the bins out this morning
It feels like Tuesday - so I almost put out the bins before I left home for the fortnightly rubbish collection. But it isn't Tuesday - it's only Monday morning, and only just 8 O'Clock It was something of an experiment when we added an optional day onto the front of our programming courses, when ...
2400Are you wanting to learn PHP?
Are you wanting to learn PHP? Select a course that starts and ends at the right points! You may (or may not) already know all the background stuff about web sites. And you may (or may not) have programmed a computer before. So you'll want to select the course with the correct starting point - one ...
2354Training, Open Source computer languages
A few days ago, I made a series of postings which summarised our courses in major western European languages - with a view to having the information about our courses available / findable to people who's mother tongue is perhaps Swedish or Italian, but who have good English and could benefit from our ...
2350Ten years in Melksham - looking forward to ten more.
It's ten years to the day since we bought "404" - our home in Melksham Spa. An eerie takeover, with contracts being exchanged in the morning and we arrived to accept vacant possession just as the sky darked for the eclipse ... the great, tall Spa building in the half light, and the crows from the rookery ...
2341Koulutus, Open Source tietokone kielillä
Uusi täällä? Olemme tekijöiden ja tarjoajien monenlaisia Open Source koulutusta, joka perustuu Melksham, Englannissa. Uskomme huolehtia asiakkaidemme ja antaa takaisin yhteiskunnalle liikaa. Onko olemme koulutettu olet, voit selata materiaali: • artikkelit ratkaisu keskus • ...
2340ldning, Open Source dator språk
Ny här? Vi och leverantörer av ett brett spektrum av Open Source-utbildning, som är baserad i Melksham, England. Vi tror på att ta hand om våra kunder och ge tillbaka till samhället också. Huruvida vi har tränat dig, du är välkommen att bläddra i vårt material: • ...
2339Opplæring, Open Source datamaskinen språk
Ny her? Vi forfattere og leverer et bredt spekter av Open Source kurs, basert i Melksham, England. Vi tror på utkikk etter våre kunder og gi tilbake til samfunnet også. Om vi har trent deg, du er velkommen til å bla gjennom vår materiale: • artikler i løsningen sentrum • ...
2338Uddannelse, Open Source computer sprog
Ny her? Vi forfattere og udbydere af en bred vifte af Open Source-kurser, der er baseret i Melksham, England. Vi tror på søger efter vores kunder og give tilbage til samfundet også. Eller ej, vi har trænet dig, er du velkommen til at gennemse vores materiale: • artikler i opløsningen ...
2337Opleiding, Open Source computertalen
Nieuw hier? We auteurs en aanbieders van een breed scala van Open Source opleidingen, gebaseerd op Melksham, Engeland. Wij geloven in de zorg op onze klanten en geven terug aan de gemeenschap ook. Of wij al dan niet hebt getraind u, u bent welkom om naar onze materiaal: • voorwerpen in de oplossing ...
2336Formação, Open Source computador línguas
Bem-vindo. Novo aqui? Nós somos os autores e fornecedores de uma vasta gama de cursos de formação de código aberto, baseado em Melksham, Inglaterra. Acreditamos em cuidar dos nossos clientes e devolver para a comunidade também. Quer ou não temos treinado, você está livre para ...
2335Ausbildung, die Open-Source-Sprachen
Willkommen. Neu hier? Wir sind Autoren und Anbieter einer breiten Palette von Open-Source-Schulungen, in Melksham, England. Wir glauben an die Betreuung unserer Kunden und die zurück an die Gemeinde zu. Unabhängig davon, ob wir nicht trainiert haben Sie, Sie sind willkommen, um unser Material: ...
2332Formation, des langages Open Source
Bienvenue. Nouveau? Nous sommes les créateurs et les fournisseurs d'une large gamme de cours de formation Open Source, basée à Melksham, en Angleterre. Nous croyons à s'occuper de nos clients et de redonner à la communauté aussi. La question de savoir si nous avons formé, vous êtes ...
2334Formazione, Open Source computer lingue
Benvenuto. Nuovo qui? Siamo autori e dei fornitori di una vasta gamma di corsi di formazione Open Source, con sede a Melksham, Inghilterra. Crediamo nella cura dei nostri clienti e restituendo alla comunità troppo. Sia o non abbiamo addestrato voi, siete i benvenuti a navigare nel nostro materiale: ...
2326Learn a new programming language this summer.
Public Courses for newcomers to a language, running in Melksham Lua - Monday, 10th August 2009 (*) - 3 days Python - Monday, 17th August (*) - 3 days Perl - Monday, 7th September (**) - 5 days Java - Monday 21st September (*) - 4 days PHP - Monday 28th September (*) - 4 days More advanced programming ...
2278First courses for 2010
Can you believe that the schools haven't yet broken up for the summer holidays (except in Scotland) ... yet I am scheduling the first provisional dates for each of our courses for 2010 - six to nine months ahead. Our customers need to plan well in advance - to budget, to schedule, and to know what will ...
2227Learning PHP, Ruby, Lua and Python - upcoming courses
The following programming courses are all booking well, but still have good availability: PHP - starting 6th July Ruby - starting 14th July Lua - starting 10th August Python - starting 17th August Also Deploying LAMP (Linux, Apache httpd, MySQL, PHP/Perl) from 20th July. Can be taken as separate Linux ...
2222A (biased?) comparison of PHP courses in the UK
In answer to an email asking about alternative PHP courses ... I'm the tutor of our PHP courses, and I also keep a keen eye open on the options. Occasionally, I do a 'competitive survey' and compare what we have to offer in terms of prices and facilities to other people offering training in the subject; ...
2118Spring Sprung
Yesterday was a lovely Spring day ... with bright sunlight making the old clock on the side of the Church (a.k.a. the sundial) useful for once after a long and dull winter ;-). In the field and on the hillsides, white horses (of both animal and chalk varieties) added to the scene. It feels a lot longer ...
2041httpd, Tomcat and PHP course enhancements
If you're in an area of the UK that's covered by 3G phone service, we can now have our training computers on line during private courses on your site without having to add our machines inside your firewall. You just provide 'the room and the students' and we do the rest. We have always provided an ...
5502006 - 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 ...
419Most popular courses
Lunch question. "What's your most popular course?". I think I have a finger on our business, but that's a very difficult one to answer. We don't keep all of our eggs in one basket; no one subject accounts for more than a quarter of our business and no one client accounts for more than a tenth of our ...
1629A short introduction to our courses
Hotel guests and other visitors are often interested in the Computer Training we do at Well House Manor, but hitherto our sales and marketing material really hasn't included a handy single sheet to explain. There's a good reason for this - with niche course such as ours, our main market hasn't been ...
1623PHP Techniques - a workshop
So many people know the basis of PHP - the language constructs themselves and how they work individually - but could really benefit from learning how to make the best of those elements. And these techniques for putting the elements together are so important that they should not be crammed onto the end ...
1577Spring and early summer training courses
There are a lot of training course products out there - but you're looking for the classes and tutoring that meet your needs - the one in a thousand that is right for you. At Well House Consultants we specialize in training niche IT topics to small groups - either on public courses at our training centre ...
1565Languages compared - based on developer community size
Thanks to Leah for forwarding a link to Tiobe - "The Coding Standards Company" and their page showing the relative popularity of languages when measured by the size of the community for each. It's interesting to see how the programing languages we teach fit in to the ranking table. 1. Java 20% 2. C ...
1492Well House Consultants Training and Hotel - 2008 news
A Happy New Year everyone! 2007 was a busy year for us - our busiest yet - with our public courses, private courses at Well House Manor and on site private courses all thriving - and we start the new year with a busy schedule with a few places available on most courses. Our business hotel enjoyed an ...
1453What makes our courses special?
It's one thing to provide a training course ... and another to provide an effective training course that the delegate will fondly remember, and the course administrator will book as his first choice for the next student for the same subject. Yesterday evening, I wrote something of our philosophy for ...
1384An email update for past guests and delegates
If you attended a course with us in 2002, or stayed at Well House Manor in the early weeks that out hotel was open, there's a good chance that you'll have fond memories, but that we won't be a part of your every day contact group. How to keep in touch? Well ... email, although much aligned for spam, ...
13172008 course schedule - Perl, Python, PHP, Linux, Java Deployment, Ruby and more
It's nearly the August Bank Holiday ... and the time of year when our minds turn to scheduling courses for the next year. For 2008, I am proud to present: Every 8 to 12 weeks: Public courses in PHP, Python, Linux, Perl and Apache/Tomcat. Three or four times in the year: Advanced public Perl and ...
1102A Reference
I'm not normally one to blow my own trumpet, but people who book me to give a course do want to know the quality - technical and presentational - of what they're buying. So here, reprinted with permission, is a comment about me that I was cc'd on. Good morning Last evening I attended Graham Ellis’s ...
1087Telling a story in different ways
The same story can be told in many ways ... and we're telling our story a lot of ways just at the moment. Yesterday was very much a "write the story the way xxxx wants to see it" day - here are three articles written by myself and Lisa in the last 24 hours. 1. When we opened a niche computer software ...
1018Open Source Courses and Business Hotel - products and prices for 2007
Welcome to an exciting range of scheduled public courses for 2007, all of which will be run at our Well House Manor hotel and training centre. Our schedule includes old favourites such as Perl and Tcl, Python and PHP, Linux and Apache httpd and Tomcat ... and some recent courses such as Ruby, and our ...
5492005 - Come as a student, leave as a friend
"Come as a student, leave as a friend". You'll find this writ on the Well House Consultants mugs that you drink your tea or coffee from, and elsewhere - our "spoken logo" as I read in a book the other day. One of the most noticeable personal changes in the past year or so has been the our coming out ...
564Open Source training from Well House Consultants
Just occasionally, it's work going back to basic - who we are and what we do. Lisa wrote a great introduction this morning when filling in a form. With her permission, I'm sharing it with you: "Well House Consultants has been training OpenSource computer programming for the past 10 years. All material ...
181Maximum number of trainees on a course
If I run a course for you, a big part of the cost is my time and travel; the incremental cost of each trainee added is relatively small. This means that a course of 12 persons is lower cost that two courses for six each. Thus the question gets asked "how many trainees can you realistically take on ...
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Well House Consultants specialise in training courses in Ruby, Lua, Python, Perl, PHP, and MySQL. We run Private Courses throughout the UK (and beyond for longer courses), and Public Courses at our training centre in Melksham, Wiltshire, England. It's surprisingly cost effective to come on our public courses - even if you live in a different country or continent to us.

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