Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of Post Course support. We provide open source training course
and business hotel accommodation
in Melksham, Wiltshire, England
We provide ongoing technical support on our web site
via the Opentalk forum, and past customers are welcome
to email us questions if they prefer - we'll respond on
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|4588||What 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 ...
|3770||Sample answers to training course exercises - available on our web site|
In order to consolidate knowledge that we've just imparted during each module of our courses, we set exercises for the delegates to try out at the end. And we're around and available while they're doing the exercises to check and assist in re-explaining any vital points that they've missed, and to help ...
|3701||Refresh and Revision training class days - Perl / PHP / Python / Lua / Ruby / Tcl / C / C++ |
• Most of the delegates come on our courses at about the right time - as they're learning into [ Perl / PHP / Python / Lua / Ruby / Tcl / C / C++ ] for the first time. That way, they can go away and make best use of what they've learned in a real life situation.
• Delegates never come on one ...
|3419||Data that we use during our training courses, and other training resources|
When you come on a training course with Well House Consultants, you leave with a thorough set of notes covering the topics on your course. And within those notes you'll find plenty of source code examples illustrating each topic.
Rather than type in the examples in your notes to try them later, you'll ...
|3391||For programmers who use Internet Explorer as their browser|
Our web site includes over 4000 (I couldn't believe that figure either when I looked it up) source code, configuration file and data file examples. And today, following an idea from a delegate on last weeks' C++ course, I have improved the display of them on Internet Explorer with a more friendly layout.
|3045||After Course Resources - do we publish sample answers. Example from Java Exceptions module.|
At the end of each module on our courses, there's an exercise for the delegates. It lets them make use of many of the elements they've learned about to consolidate their knowledge. And it helps me evaluate, as they work through the exercise, how they are progressing; I can "mop up" any major elements ...
|2732||Asking about Jesus|
When you attend a good training course, you'll be asking pertinent extra questions - interacting - to make the very best of your time with the tutor. But inevitably on a subject as big as open source programming, you'll come up with other good questions after the course, either soon after ... or long ...
|2102||What do people think of our Apache httpd / Tomcat course?|
We train a lot of well known (no - make that VERY well known) names, as well as smaller organisations, and contractors and individuals too. And we thrive on customer feedback and recommendation - yet at the same time, we respect the privacy of our clients. So the following is reproduced with permission, ...
|1874||Is it worth it?|
There are times that I wonder "is it worth it ..." with some of the things that I do. The world won't crumble if I miss the blog for one day, and the forum is quiet - is it read? Is it worth it?
But then ... I just look at today. Kevin and Ted are posting on the forum. And as I look across to it, ...
|1245||Ensuring that our tutor answers YOUR questions|
On our public courses, we get a wide variety of delegates - ranging from those with very little prior knowledge of the subject that they're learning right through to some delegates who are attending more to "dot i's and cross t's". And then the subjects that we teach have such a huge variety of different ...
|509||Snippets from Geekmas|
I slept well last night! A big thank you to all those old friends who came by over the weekend and helped make this year's Geekmas celebration an event to remember ... and remember in a very positive way. I always knew that it took special people to give up their weekends to the technology and the ...
|516||Open source questions? Anyone can ask.|
"Do you answer questions from ANYONE on your Opentalk forum, or just from people you've trained" ... Asked by a delegate on last Friday's MySQL course.
I answer good questions from anyone. Questions from people who've been on courses tend to be excellent questions - on topic, not easily resolved by ...
|569||Instructions for bright people|
"Graham, I doubt that the guy will understand that." writes another contributor on a forum where I post, following up on my instructions to change a password and login name embedded within a sample script.
On one hand it's easy - all too easy - to overcomplicate instructions and to go into too much ...
|651||Please Register with Opentalk - but just once!|
Our Opentalk forum provides a great place where newcomers to Perl and PHP, Python and MySQL can ask questions that they can't find answer to in the books they have, or where they can discuss which of two ways of tacking a problem would be best. I encourage past course delegates to sign up (it's free) ...
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