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I’m very frustated

Books' code examples (un)availability. A frustation...

I am really frustrated when I find that a programming's book, which have examples' code on it, doesn't have those same examples available on-line for downloading.

The time and effort wasted to type book's code is certainly better user to learn programming. After all, the purpose of these books are not to help us practicing or to teaching us how to type better or faster.

I keep forgetting for books' purchasing a rule I have to buy software or devices.

* Never buy from a company without updates for products (namely drivers) and having verified that they seem indeed to be regularly updated.

* Regarding books, when code testing is a must, never, ever, again, buy books without the author or publisher providing the code examples for downloading.
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  • Hi Jose,

    We're sorry to hear about your frustration - but the good news is that for any O'Reilly book that contains code, we post the code along with any other examples or practice files on the books catalog page. All you need to do is go to our website,, type in the name of the book in the search field, and when you see your book come up in the search results, click on the title. This will take you into the catalog page.

    Once you are on the books catalog page, look on the left hand side underneath the picture of the cover. You should see a link that says "download example code" or "download practice files".

    If you have any other questions or comments, please feel free to contact our customer service department at (800) 889-8969/ (707) 827-7019, or write to us at

    Kind regards,
    O'Reilly Media
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