> 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?
How many people?
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