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This is not a new thing. I used to have the same feeling, that the O'Reilly brand was a mark of quality.

That ended when I bought their "Creating Applications with Mozilla" book (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596000523.do), which was riddled with misprints and errors, to the point that even the "Hello World" example code at the start of the book didn't work. It was disgracefully bad. I was actually, literally shocked by how bad it was.

That was 11 years ago. And I haven't run into a whole lot of "buy the O'Reilly book" recommendations since.




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