> 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 tour.
>  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.

Kind of an "Effective Perl" course. Sounds like about three days?
Can do.

How many people?



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