SEBASTOPOL, CA--As the World Wide Web is woven ever more tightly into
the business practices of companies around the world, the shortage of
skilled technical workers to develop Web sites and Intranets is
becoming critical. In response to this need, technical publisher
O'Reilly & Associates has teamed up with Digital Education Systems
(DES) to produce training programs in Web development that are based on
O'Reilly's best-selling books. The O'Reilly/DES training programs can
be accessed on the Web and through corporate intranets.
O'Reilly/DES Web-based training makes it possible for businesses to
offer employees training on the company Intranet, educational
institutions to reach students when and where they want to learn, and
individuals to learn at their own pace, at home. The Web-based courses
are designed to include instructor interaction, through email,
Web boards, and course updates posted on the web. O'Reilly and DES
are finalizing agreements with major international institutions that
are licensing Web-based courses for localized delivery, and with
colleges and universities that will incorporate the courses into their
distance learning programs.
The O'Reilly/DES Web development training program offers the
entry-level courses "Web Publishing and Design" and "Developing Web
Applications." More advanced courses include "Developing Secure
Commerce Applications," "Learning Perl and CGI," "Developing for
Microsoft's Active Platforms," "Learning Java on the Web," and
"Programming Perl with Databases."
A demo version of the "Learning Perl and CGI" course is available
at training.oreilly.com and
For information on licensing the O'Reilly/DES training courses,
contact Mike Willis (303-473-0807) or Joe Sinsheimer (303-573-1284).