Tcl/Tk Commercial Uses - Part 3: Training 
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Tcl/Tk Commercial Uses - Part 3: Training
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This file contains brief descriptions of commerical training options for
Tcl/Tk. If you have questions about specific postings, contact the person who
made the submission directly. The purpose of this listing is to show that
Tcl/Tk is being used in commercial products and to discuss that use. Part 1
contains a complete index.

Index - Part 3 Only
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T1. Training by AT&T: "Object Oriented Programming with [incr Tcl]"

T2. Training by Computerized Processes Unlimited: "Introduction to
Programming in Tcl/Tk"

T3. Training by Computerized Processes Unlimited: "Building Graphical
User Interfaces in Tk"

T4. Training by Computerized Processes Unlimited: "Extending Tcl via C"

T5. Training by NeoSoft: "Tcl and Tk: An Applications-Based Approach"

T6. Training by Data Kinetics Ltd.: "Tcl/Tk: What This Means For Your
Organization"

T7. Training by Data Kinetics Ltd.: "Building X-Windows Interfaces with
Tcl/Tk"

Each posting is prefaced by a line with dashes so you can search to the
beginning of the next message.


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ENTRY T1. - Object Oriented Programming with [incr Tcl]
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Usage: Training
Company: AT&T Bell Laboratories
Contact: Michael J. McLennan

Course Title:
   Object-Oriented Programming with [incr Tcl]
Course Length:
   2 Days
Course Format:
   Course material is presented in a lecture format.
Course Description:
   When Tcl/Tk scripts grow larger than a few hundred lines, the code
   complexity can be difficult to manage. [incr Tcl] provides a set of
   object-oriented extensions for the Tcl language, enabling
   programmers to write high-level building blocks that are more easily
   assembled into a finished application. This course describes
   object-oriented programming with [incr Tcl]. Fundamental
   concepts are presented on the first day, showing how [incr Tcl] can
   be used to write more modular code. On the second day, these same
   concepts are used to create "mega-widgets", high-level widgets that
   look and act like the usual Tk widgets but are constructed entirely
   with [incr Tcl] code.

Topics include:

    o Designing object classes
    o Public/protected data members
    o Shared data members
    o Member functions (methods)
    o Inheritance
    o Multiple inheritance
    o Object construction/destruction
    o Manipulating scope
    o Persistent objects
    o Anatomy of a mega-widget
    o A mega-widget base class
    o Example widgets
    o Adding new bindings
    o Creating reusable libraries
   Course Level
      Technical: Beginner to Intermediate
   Prerequisites
      Exposure to tcl/tk programming concepts

For pricing and availablity information, please contact:

 Michael J. McLennan
 AT&T Bell Laboratories
 1247 S. Cedar Creast Blvd., Rm 2C-226
 Allentown, PA 18103

Voice:  (610)-712-2842
FAX:    (610)-712-3843

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ENTRY T2. - Introduction to Programming in Tcl/Tk
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Usage: Training
Company: Computerized Processes Unlimited
Contact: Gerald W. Lester

   Course Title:
      Introduction to Programming in Tcl
   Course Length:
      Two (2) days
   Course Format:
      Course material is presented in a lecture format and through
      a hands-on laboratory using a network of X terminals
      connected to a RISC workstation.
   Course Description:
      This course introduces the participant to programming in
      Tcl/TclX.
   Topics include:
       o Variables
       o Arrays
       o Lists
       o Keyed Lists
       o Syntax
       o Flow control
       o Procedures
          o Creating
          o Invoking
          o Passing variables
          o Passing arrays
          o Passing lists
       o Running programs from Tcl
       o Communicating with child processes
       o Signal handling
       o Error processing
       o Accessing system facilities
       o Programming techniques
          o Using autoloading procedures
          o Proper use of quoting
   Course Level:
      Technical: Beginner to Intermediate
   Prerequisites:
      Use of vi or emacs editors; exposure to programming
      concepts; use of csh/ksh (not programming).

For pricing and availablity information, please contact:

 Gerald W. Lester                        
 Computerized Processes Unlimited        
 4200 S. I-10 Service Road, Suite #205  
 Metairie, LA  70001

Voice:  (504)-889-2784
FAX:    (504)-889-2799

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ENTRY T3. - Building Graphical User Interfaces in Tk
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Usage: Training
Company: Computerized Processes Unlimited
Contact: Gerald W. Lester

   Course Title:
      Building Graphical User Interfaces in Tk
   Course Length:
      2 Days
   Course Format:
      Course material is presented in a lecture format and
      re-enforced through a hands-on laboratory using a network
      of X terminals connected to a RISC workstation.
   Course Description:
      This course introduces the participant to building graphical
      user interfaces using Tcl/Tk.
   Topics include:
       o Background Concepts
       o A tour of the widgets
       o Adding Bindings
       o Widget Class Bindings
       o Geometry Managers
       o Running programs from Tcl/Tk
       o Communicating with child processes
       o Writing widgets in Tcl/Tk
       o Programming techniques
          o Proper use of quoting
       o Interface Builders for Tk
   Course Level:
      Technical: Beginner to Intermediate
   Prerequisites:
      CPU's "Introduction to Programming in Tcl" course or
      understanding and experience using Tcl

For pricing and availablity information, please contact:

 Gerald W. Lester                        
 Computerized Processes Unlimited        
 4200 S. I-10 Service Road, Suite #205  
 Metairie, LA  70001

Voice:  (504)-889-2784
FAX:    (504)-889-2799

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ENTRY T4. - Extending Tcl via C
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Usage: Training
Company: Computerized Processes Unlimited
Contact: Gerald W. Lester

   Course Title:
      Extending Tcl via C
   Course Length:
      1 Day
   Course Format:
      Course material is presented in a lecture format and through
      a hands-on laboratory using a network of X terminals
      connected to a RISC workstation.
   Course Description:
      This course teaches how to add new commands to Tcl via C.
   Topics include:
       o Approaches to adding commands
          o Action vs Object
       o New tcl/tk shell vs embedding
       o Creating a new Tcl Command
       o Returning Results
       o Creating a new shell
       o Conversion functions
       o Accessing Tcl variables
       o Mapping Tcl variables to C variables
       o Tracing Tcl variables
       o Executing Tcl commands from C
       o Embedding into an applications
   Course Level:
      Technical: Intermediate to Advanced
   Prerequisites:
      Use of vi or emacs editors; knowledge of Tcl; C programming
      experience.

For pricing and availablity information, please contact:

 Gerald W. Lester                        
 Computerized Processes Unlimited        
 4200 S. I-10 Service Road, Suite #205  
 Metairie, LA  70001

Voice:  (504)-889-2784
FAX:    (504)-889-2799

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ENTRY T5. - Tcl and Tk: An Applications-Based Approach
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Usage: Training
Company: NeoSoft
Contact: Karl Lehenbauer

NeoSoft Tcl and Tk Training Information
=======================================

NeoSoft is perhaps the premier corporate contributor to the Tcl and Tk
toolkit efforts. Our groundbreaking work in Tcl and Tk dates back to its first
appearance in 1990, and is reflected by the copious amount of concepts and
code taken from Extended Tcl for use in the Tcl baseline. We continue to
collaborate with Dr. John Ousterhout, the author of baseline Tcl and Tk, on
the forthcoming release of Tcl 7.0 and Extended Tcl 7.0.

NeoSoft's Tcl training efforts have been a natural outgrowth of our work
with, and extensions of, Tcl.

The philosophy of the course is one of immediate, maximum impact by
rapid immersion into hands-on building of X-windows graphical user
interfaces and the Tcl programs that underly a number of useful
applications. This approach grew out of our first-generation Tcl training
course, where we discovered that students became very e{*filter*}d once the Tk
toolkit was introduced and they could begin typing statements and
interactively creating sophisticated X-windows interfaces.

This same philosophy is the backbone of a book we're writing, Tcl and Tk:
An Applications-Based Approach, due to be published in the first quarter
of 1994 by Prentice-Hall Technical Publications.

Training Options
================

We are flexible and can customize a course to your specific needs. We have
found that almost everyone is content with one of a few options. The class
lasts for two or three days, at your option. The class can be structured to
support new Tcl and Tk users and/or users with significant prior experience.
In either case, it is nice to allocate some unstructured time at the end of the
class to talk about specific applications and issues that the students are
interested in, including new users, approaches, tools, environments, and the
future of Tcl itself.

Course Location and Times
=========================

The course can be taught at your company's facility, or at our training
facility located in Houston, Texas. Enrollment is limited to ten people per
class to provide a substantial amount of instructor attention to each student.
If the course it to be held at your company's facility, there should be no less
than one workstation per two students, if at all possible. The class can be
taught over a weekend. Contact NeoSoft for pricing and availability.

Instructor
==========

The class will be taught by Karl Lehenbauer, the co-author of Extended Tcl.
Karl is an experienced trainer, having taught and/or developed previous
courses on Unix, Unix system administration and Tcl/Tk.

Course Goals
============

Teach Tcl and Tk with the maximum impact by building real world
applications in the classroom.

Site Prerequisites
==================

Integrated copy of Tcl and Tk, including Extended Tcl, running on site.

Course Contents
===============

Below is the list of basic sections of the class, beginning with the elementary
things that we would teach to users without prior Tcl experience and ending
with building several tools that are useful, real-world applications in their
own right. We can work with you to tailor the course to your organization's
specific needs.

Section 1 Hello, World

Concepts:
        Typing commands interactively into the interpreter.
        The most important command in Tcl: "proc"
        Passing arguments to Tcl procedures.
        The C "Hello, World" koan in a graphical context:
The button command
The pack command

Section 2 Making Choices with Buttons

Concepts:
        Variables and variable substitution
        Radiobuttons
        Checkbuttons
        More on the pack command

Section 3 A quartet of application launchers

Concepts:
        Launching applications
        Tcl Language elements:
                Variable assignment
                Conditional expressions
                Beginning file I/O
                Square-bracket substitution
                Generating window elements from data
                Accessing command line arguments

Section 4 Building a support library:  The dialog box

Concepts:
        The message widget
        Control structures:  if/else/endif
        Default values for procedure arguments
        First mention of Tk's event loop
        Subordinate toplevel windows
        'tkwait' to support sequential control

Section 5 Building pulldown and popup menus

Concepts:
        The menu widget
        Binding commands to keypress events

Section 6 A few simple but useful applications

Concepts:
        Intermediate file I/O
        Delayed execution with 'after'
        Temp{*filter*}commands (getclock, fmtclock)
        Capturing a spawned command's output in a variable

Section 7 Building a support library: The file selector

Concepts:
        The listbox and scrollbar widgets
        The frame widget
        More about the packer

Section 8 Creating a text editor with the text widget

Concepts:
        The text widget
        Text widget tags
        More about key bindings
Integrating support library examples

Section 9 Creating a hypertext system with the text widget

Concepts:
        More about the text widget
        More about text widget tags
        Builds on the text editor

Section 10 X resource customizer

Concepts:
        Use of the "send" command to access another interpreter.
        More about text widget tags.
        Builds on the text editor to make a new tool.

Section 11 Introduction to the canvas widget

Concepts:
        Introduces the canvas widget.
        Tags and tag processing.
        More on list processing.
           Use of different canvas widget types.

Section 12 A second encounter with the canvas widget

Concepts:
        Commands and options within the canvas widget.
        Combining items with actions.
        A new application launcher.

Section 13 Creating a drawing tool with the canvas widget

Concepts:
        Traversing items within a canvas widget.

Section 14 Sysadmin tool:  New user creator

Section 15 Sysadmin tool:  ttytab editor

Section 16 Developer tool:  The proc browser

Concepts:
        More on using "send" to access another interpreter.
        Using "info" to find variables and procedures.
           Using entry widgets.

Section 17 Color editor

Concepts:
        Slider widget
        Performing math with the "expr" command

To set up a support contract, or if you need more information, please
contact us at +1 713 684 5969 9-4 M-F, or send email to

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Tcl/Tk: What This Means For Your Organization
==============================================

Usage: Training
Company: Data Kinetics Ltd.
Contact: Education Services

Course Title:
==============

Tcl/Tk: What This Means For Your Organization
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Course Length:
===============

One (1) day
~~~~~~~~~~~

Course Format:
===============

Course material is presented in a lecture format.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Course Description:
====================

This seminar is intended for managers, programmers and system engineers
who wish to gain a quick understanding of Tcl/Tk. The focus of the seminar
is on the practical, not the theoretical. The aim of the seminar is to provide
an intensive introduction to the language and the tool kit and to describe
how the use of Tcl/Tk can benefit your organization, how other
development organizations are using Tcl/Tk, how you can use the products
to reduce the time to deliver X-windows applications, what resources are
available for the Tcl/Tk developer. Seminar materials include a diskette
containing sample applications built with the products as well as reference
cards to help you get started.

Course can be customized to meet specific needs of clients.

Topics include:
================

   An Overview of Tcl
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o Comparison with other languages
 o The parser
 o Built-in functions
 o Utility functions
 o Extensibility interface
 o The language and its syntax
 o Procedures

   The Tk Toolkit
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o What is it
 o Widgets
 o Geometry managers
 o Creating interfaces with Tk

   Tk Applications
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o Wish scripts
 o Presentation package
 o CASE tool
 o Computational fluid dynamics
 o SCADA
 o System administration
 o Network monitoring
 o Database administration
 o XF
 o Graphical application builder

   Sources of Tcl/Tk
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o Internet
 o Other sources

   Other Tcl/Tk Resources
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o Literature
 o Training
 o Consulting

For pricing and availability information, please contact:
----------------------------------------------------------

Education Services
Data Kinetics Ltd.
2460 Lancaster Road
Ottawa, ON K1B 4S5
Canada

Voice: (613)-523-5500
Fax: (613)-523-5533

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Building X-Windows Interfaces with Tcl/Tk
==========================================

Usage: Training
Company: Data Kinetics Ltd.
Contact: Education Services

Course Title:
==============

Building X-Windows Interfaces with Tcl/Tk
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Course Length:
===============

Three (3) days
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Course Format:
===============

Course material is presented in a lecture format and through extensive hands-on experience where each
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
student works through the class exercises at his individual UNIX workstation..
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Course Description:
====================

This seminar is intended for programmers and system engineers who wish to
build applications using the X-Windows interface. Class size is limited to ten
students to allow for substantial student-instructor interaction. Materials
provided include a workbook, a diskette containing sample applications and
reference cards.

Course can be customized to meet specific needs of clients.

Topics include:
================

   "Hello World"
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o Typing interactive commands into the interpreter
 o The button command
 o The (elementary) pack command
 o Widget configuration
 o The "proc" the heart of Tcl/Tk

   Using Buttons to Make Choices
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o Variables and variable substitution
 o Radiobuttons
 o Checkbuttons
 o The (intermediate) pack command

   Launching Applications
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o How to launch an application from Tcl/Tk
 o Tcl language elements
    o Variables, creation, assignment, destruction
    o Conditional expressions
    o Square bracket substitution
    o Generating window elements from data
    o Command line arguments
    o Entry level file I/O

   The Dialog Box
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o The message widget
 o Control structures if/else
 o Default values for arguments
 o Tk's event loop
 o Sub-ordinate windows
 o Sequential application control with tkwait

   Menus
   ~~~~~~

 o Menu widget
 o Pulldown and Popup
 o Binding commands to interface elements

   The File Selector
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o Listbox and scrollbar widgets
 o Frame widget
 o The (advanced) pack command

   A Text Editor
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o The text widget
 o Text "tags"
 o Key bindings
 o Hypertext

   Creating a Drawing Tool with the Canvas Widget
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o The canvas widget
 o "tags" and tag processing
 o List processing
 o Canvas widget options
 o Traversing items within a canvas

   A Color Editor
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o The slider widget
 o Math with "expr"

   Developer's Tools
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 o Browsing procs
 o The "send" command
 o "info" command to find variables and processes
 o Entry widgets

   A Tcl De{*filter*}
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For pricing and availability information, please contact:
----------------------------------------------------------

Education Services
Data Kinetics Ltd.
2460 Lancaster Road
Ottawa, ON K1B 4S5
Canada

Voice: (613)-523-5500
Fax: (613)-523-5533

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* Gerald W. Lester                        !   Voice:  (504)-889-2784     *
* Computerized Processes Unlimited        !   FAX:    (504)-889-2799     *

* Metairie, LA  70001                     !   Hours:  09:00-17:00 CDT    *
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