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smacktoward · 2013-03-12 · Original thread
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 (, 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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