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The Birth of Grumpy Learning

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It’s no secret that I have been pushing my “grumpy programmer” brand hard. Why not? It’s delivering a non-trivial amount of side income for me and I have been really enjoying it.

This past fall I taught an in-person course that I called my “PHP Testing Bootcamp” where I spent about 6 hours showing a bunch of PHP programmers how to twist their code into testable shape. That got me to thinking that I want to do more of that, as I found that process enjoyable as well.

As I also create more products I need a place for them all to live. I have books, and now a course I can teach and I am planning on producing screencasts for sale as well. With that in mind, I am happy to announce I have created Grumpy Learning, an umbrella site for all my training and teaching efforts to hang from. While you are there, please join the mailing list via the form I have up there. I promise to not give your email address to anyone else and will give you something every two weeks related to testing or share other thoughts I have.

As part of this, I will be teaching my “PHP Testing Bootcamp” course again but this time doing it online. Check out the site for the course for details, but here’s the summary:

9 tickets available to do the course with me live at $250 per student. Three session (January 3, 10 and 17) running from 9pm until about 11pm Eastern Standard Time. I’ve already sold 3 of the 9, so you might want to hurry up.

Then I have up to 50 tickets available to get just the recordings of the course for $125. If you can’t make it due to time zone differences or prior commitments, the videos of me teaching the course and answering questions is a great option. I’ve sold 2 of these, so plenty of them left.

Students who participate in the live sessions will also get access to the videos as part of their tickets.

If you’ve ever wondered how someone who takes coding and testing seriously works in a test-centric manner, this is your chance. Give yourself an awesome gift for the holiday: a chance to learn how to write testable code and the tools that make it happen.

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