On 2001, 21, Mar, Wed, Cross, Dave wrote:

> At Wed, 21 Mar 2001 16:19:57 +0000 (GMT), Mark Fowler wrote:
> > One of my collegues asked me about Perl training courses in the U.K.  
> As far as I can see, none of the scheduled courses in the UK are much cop.
> What do you need? If you can get three or four people interested in
> doing the same course and can supply a suitable room, then Iterative
> would be only too happy to help you out.

This is what I think they would need to learn:

 a) Get hit over the head a bit with my, local, strict, good programming
    practices.  Maybe a quick refresher on how arrays, hashes and suchlike
    really work.  (In terms of passing between subroutines and stuff, how
    doing this 'casts' one into the other, the difference between array 
    and scalar context.)  Maybe a quick refresher on references.

    They should know all of this already, but I'd like a course to make
    *sure* they do, if you see what I mean

 b) This is how to get objects from CPAN, these are a few critical classes
    that you need to know about.  E.g. this is Data::Dumper, it's fscking
    useful.  LWP::Simple is your friend.  Etc, etc.  Something of a quick

 c) Get to grips with writing decent objects.  E.g. this is how bless
    works, etc, etc.  This is what OO is about, how @ISA works, etc.  With
    examples that are relevant.

See what I mean?  Not completely basic stuff but a course for programmers
who aren't really 'in sync' with perl who just need a little prodding in
the right direction.



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   Name  => 'Mark Fowler',        Title => 'Technology Developer'      ,
   Firm  => 'Profero Ltd',        Web   => 'http://www.profero.com/'   ,
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