Saturday, July 25, 2020

DAT/210 Wk2 - JDoodle

A very handy online code editor. As you can see it handles many languages. I find it great for those  short teaching scripts.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

We recently created a short course in using Visio 2016 to create ERD's. Visio 2016 does not have a lot of traditional database design tool capabilities such as forward engineering to create scripts but it is simple and rather elegant. And it is already widely installed. Below is the slide deck for the class.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

We finished out Project Libre course. The first will run Saturday, November 18, in San Juan Capistrano. We were able to pretty much replicate our standard Microsoft Project Basic course. There were some features that Project Libre lacked but for the most part it does, in fact, provide the expected capabilities. It also uses the ribbon so the interface is familiar. You can see the slide deck for the course below. It is based on our similar Microsoft Project course. Note we have since renumbered the course as PRJ111XL.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Microsoft Project Accelerated

We have found many of our clients for Microsoft Project training that are in construction make little use of the features Microsoft makes available for resource management. So we created an accelerated course that does not go into resources in depth. And shortens a few other topics as well. This compresses the standard two day course sequence into a single day. We taught the first class a couple weeks ago in San Juan Capistrano and found it a good fit for these students. Below is the slide deck from SlideShare.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Database Glossary

Here is a link to a database glossary we compiled a while ago. You may find it a useful reference.

Database Glossary


Saturday, May 27, 2017

First Python Class Date

We set the date for our first Python class in San Juan Capistrano for Saturday, July 8. It will run from 9 to 3 with a one hour lunch break. See calendar. In this class you will learn the basic concepts of coding using the popular Python programming language as the tool for learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explore various programming concepts, create simple programs, create and use functions, define classes, implement objects, and handle errors in a program.

Although Python has been around for a while it has become a hot language these days due in part to its widespread use in the booming fields of big data and data science. While we are not addressing those topics in this class you will get an introduction to just how powerful and even fun the easy-to-learn Python language is.