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I own 2 books by Ivor Horton and one book by Mike B(long last long :) and I've found them to be guite helpful for study. There are a few examples that are wrong (and my 1 grief with Wrox or whoevers fault it was to discountinue the errata for Beginning C++: The Complete Language...but maybe it's related to Ivor Horton...whatever :) but overall, the books I have are very good... I can't comment on the multiple author thing though...for obvious reasons...

What Wrox really needs is ASM writers!!!!!
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I have generally found the wrox books to be really helpful as a dip-in for some knowledge but not great for working through on a chapter by chapter basis.
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Old July 6th, 2003, 08:31 PM
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hey guys
let me tell you what I do

and by the way - I do think tons of the books out there including wrox have messed up code that does not work

solution:

I buy books from bordersa and barns and nobles and I ALWAYS return them 30 days before the return policy expires.

I dont own any wrox book any more. I am smarter than that - I buy them and I return them a couple of days before the expiration of the return policy

of course - when you read it you cant mark the book and make sure you dont bend the pages - but

you gain knowledge and you dont have to spend money for misreable product

I will keep one book or two - but as you say: if code does not work after downloading it - then I get pissed and return it right away.


ASP.NET unleashed is a great book for those of you people who wants a book with code that works.

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Paul

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Paul,

I promise to remember that when you ask for help.

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Hal,

You know what the really sad part is?

I'm sure that guy hasn't the faintest, vaguest clue that what he is doing is somehow just plain wrong...

An amoral idiot, and a sad commentary on our times, I think.

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Old July 7th, 2003, 12:13 PM
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exactly - you want me to keep the books I buy - then you better do the work here and reply to every single questions as opposed to reply to the easy ones where no technical information is necessary.

you guys at Wrox just suck! plain Suck!
I want my answers and If I want them - you better give them to me or I will contact the higher ups there and let them know what kind of jerks operate this forum



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 exactly - you want me to keep the books I buy - then you better do the work here and reply to every single questions as opposed to reply to the easy ones where no technical information is necessary.

you guys at Wrox just suck! plain Suck!
I want my answers and If I want them - you better give them to me or I will contact the higher ups there and let them know what kind of jerks operate this forum
Wow.

You really need to start taking your meds again - it isn't good to stop...

You have my permission to contact any and all the "higher ups" at WROX and complain to them. Please. Be my guest.

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Ya, Like Jeff says- call my boss at Wrox.. Ya.. Too bad I don't work for them. I only hope that no one who works for Wrox decides to answer any of your questions- since your not a customer you don't get support.


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As a professional writer I agree with the condemnation of the something-for-nothing approach to acquiring books, as described in another post. It's also interesting that the poster resorts to vulgarity and insults when challenged.
With regard to "beta" versions of your books, I would be interested in going on your list. I am just a journeyman .NET programmer but I do bring long experience in professional writing and editing.
Best wishes to the new Wrox.

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Mr. Wikert,
     While I realize I am only getting started in web programing, I would be very interested in participating in the programs you mentioned. Sometimes, I think it is a good idea to run some stuff by a nivuce as well as a pro because if you confuse the nvice, chances are that you might confuse the pro as well.
     I myself have not as yet purchased the ASP.Net book mentioned above, but I do own 4 other Wrox books and a small assortment of the SAM's manuals. Overall, I prefer the Wrox books to the others I have (especially the two I have by Ivor Horton). I find the Wrox books, while expensive, to me are generally worth the $$ spent when it comes to having a good reference handy. Although I will admit, there have been times where I either had a problem with the code in the book, or the language itself was just confusing. But from what I have seen of some of the other manuals out there, I'd rather spend the $$ on a Wrox than end up with a 4 pound paper paperweight.

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