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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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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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Equipment and facilities
Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of Equipment and facilities. We provide open source training course and business hotel accommodation in Melksham, Wiltshire, England

We're the only people who give courses in our training centre, which is purpose fitted for our courses with all the most appropriate equipment and other facilities. When we run a private course at your office, we'll bring all the books and equipment needed with us.
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4261Updated delegate computers - nine of the best
Albany - Caerphilly - Dharan - Edinburgh - Frankfurt - Guadalajara - Helsinki - Kingston - Liverpool. Nine notepad computers all rebuilt with Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) for upcoming courses. A mid-life refresh, if you like. Starting with next week's Linux Course covering Linux basics, Linux Admin overview ...
3489Python courses and Private courses - gently updating our product to keep it ahead of the game
It's remarkable how stable our courses and training have been over the years. After all, you don't want to learn to program in a language, and then invest significant resources in design and coding, if you're going to have to start again in a year or two! However, technologies do move on and languages ...
3310How fast is your Internet access? Do you need something faster for your business or home?
Wiltshire Council is supporting the rollout of "Superfast Broadband" across Wiltshire for both residents and businesses, and is currently running a survey on their web site - at [here]. But what exactly is "Broadband" and "Superfast Broadband" these days? I heard about Wiltshire Council's survey while ...
3196No news is good news.
In February 2009, petrol was £0.90 per litre, in February 2010 it was £1.12 and by February 2011 it was £1.28. In February 2009, a 2 day public course at Well House Consultants would have cost you £600.00 + VAT. In February 2010 it would still have been £600.00 + VAT, ...
3174Sharing a single hotel internet connection without carrying extra hardware
We have a wired internet connection here in our hotel in Frankfurt, and we're paying X Euros per day for the use of it. The publicity says "up to 2 Mac addresses", but the practice is that it's working with a single Mac address, and it takes a lot of hassle with reception and the suppliers of the connection ...
3137Training Classes - should the training company provide a system for each delegate to use?
Background. We provide training courses in IT subjects - we specialize in "Open Source" programming languages such as Python, Lua, Perl and PHP, but also offer some associated topics such as SQL, and some Linux including administration training for server configuration and deployment. All of our courses ...
3130New Computers for delegates to use
Time flies! It doesn't feel like it - but it's been three years since we replaced our fleet of delegate computers (see [here]). The Compaq machines have really done very well, but they're beginning to look a little long in the tooth. Those that are still running Windows have been running Vista, and ...
3109A weighty decision
We like to keep the computers that we use for training - both the machines that we use for presenting courses, and the machines that our delegates use during courses - up to date. And that means that every couple of years we renew our fleet - pensioning off machines which in truth probably still have ...
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 ...
2850Fresh Paint for course presentation - including C++
During courses, I project from (and sit at) an Apple Mac laptop - I have done for a number of years. But then I'll access / use other machines from the Mac laptop. That allows me to have the graphic power and strengths of the Mac, the Unix operating system and it's environment, and access to Linux ...
2810A course review - for the tutor to complete
A Course is for the delegates .... but it's really nice if the tutor gets a little out of it too. And usually I do! I run private courses at Company's offices on a regular basis - about 30% of my teaching time is on the road. I always ask my delegates to complete course evaluation forms as they provide ...
2795Simon says
I hope I'm never tempted to sell you a five day course when three days will be plenty; that's not just looking for the moral high ground ... it's the practicality of keeping a couple of other days open for other things, and the knowledge that if you get a well timed rather than an elongated course, you'll ...
2370C++, Python, and other training - do we use an IDE
A question from my inbox ... "Do you use Visual Studio, or a similar IDE". And worth a full answer, and one to be shared. An IDE or Integrated Development Environment is a piece of software that provides the programmer with tools to manage his / her code, and to help him / her with code authoring ...
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; ...
2032Mobile Internet - an alternative to hotel WiFi
I'm no longer playing "Hunt the Wifi" network, nor "Guess how long you want to connect" or "Which signal will last" when I'm away within the UK ... having spent 200 pounds on access through various systems from various UK hotels last year alone, I took the plunge and got myself a 3G Dongle giving me ...
1126MacFormat - Me and My Mac
Newly published! Rush out to the new stands for issue 181 of Mac Format - dated May 2007 but out really early. And see "Me and My Mac" on page 14. It's "me" as in Lisa, who runs virtually our whole admin office - from course bookings and confirmation to invoices, via faxes and the answer phone ...
1701Training Course and Business Conference Technology
When a new technology comes out, it's described as "leading edge" - it tends to be very expensive, and whilst it functions it does so with limitations that make its adoption limited - by only those people who really need the technology and / or are prepared to put up with its restrictions. When I was ...
1488New trainee laptop fleet for our Open Source courses
"The average age of our fleet is less than 3 years" - so said EasyJet when we flew with them earlier this month. In our business model too we keep our equipment right up to date - our training centre and business hotel was completely refitted less than 18 months ago, and we have just replaced our entire ...
1415Better technology makes for longer commutes?
5% more people now have a commute that takes over an hour ago than was the case in 1996. So says the radio this morning. Why should that be in a country when we're improving technology and supposedly can move things quicker and more efficiently generation by generation? The radio highlighted traffic ...
1363One computer per delegate, or pair programming?
We provide one laptop computer per delegate during our courses, and we're proud to do so - such a scheme works well for the majority of most of our programming courses, with each individual from his / her own company having practical coding exprience during the course. However - for certain exercises ...
1364Korn shell course - resources
I'm running a Korn shell course today and happened to take a "snap" of the resources set out ready for the course start. * Sign in sheet * One laptop computer, with appropriate software, per delegate * One set of course notes, approx 80 pages per day, per delegate * One regular expression mousemat ...
1089Playing old games
We've provided "etchasketch", jigsaws and packs of cards in the library for our guest's use ... and although many of our visitors prefer the more modern attractions of 50 TV channels or the Internet, there are occasions that they enjoy an old fashioned change. There's the game of Life and Scrabble ...
432New print centre for our manuals
A product has been a great hit if you go out and buy another of the same. Our workhorse Xerox N40 printer has printed all our manuals since we moved to Melksham and opened our own training centre ... it's survived the building works going on all around but, alas, with old age the toner cartridges and ...
All our public course laptops are less than a year old
Our tutor's and projector systems at an onsite course
Choose Windows Linux or Mac OS X for your training workstation
Choose Windows, Linux or Mac OS X for your training workstation
Projecting the tutor's examples
Our 40 page per minute duplexing printer
A student system awaits a new group of trainees
Our high power projector is suitable for larger groups
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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.

We have a technical library of over 700 books on the subjects on which we teach. These books are available for reference at our training centre.

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