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Old December 4th, 2009, 11:49 PM
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I understand what you're saying. In all fairness to Wrox though, it's probably not fair to judge the whole company based on the quality of one book.

Murach is a good company, and for the most part they publish good books, but that's admittedly easier to do when you only publish two or three books a year on very narrowly-focused specialties.

And have you seen the Murach forums? That's right, they don't have any. No opportunity to interact with any authors or other readers. And they are not very responsive to reader queries. I know, I've tried to ask questions there before and gotten nowhere.

If it is any consolation, ASP.NET 4.0 Problem - Design - Solution has already been contracted, and if you are really interested you will have a chance to interact with the author, download early alphas of the code, and influence the actual outcome of the book as it is being written. Should be pretty exciting.
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