Screw book customers: Book code missing 4th Ed Build You Own Database Driven Web Site
48 hours trying to sort this out. Sorry if book questions should not be here but this is the only site I can find :-)
OK has anyone got a link to the code examples of 4th ed of Kevin Yank's Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site? Not on the site where it is supposed to be and Sitepoint books have ignored my requests for help.
No need to read on just my opinion of a company I would NEVER buy a BOOK from nor do any business with.
Why the hel** does the link for code examples for an older edition not only NOT WORK but then FORCE YOU to the new edition. That is hugely disrespectful of existing customers.
I LIKE working with books. OK the 4th edition is not completely up to date but a quick run through would help lots.
I find it the height of arrogance for Sitepoint to not only remove the code from the book’s page (the link in the book implies it is good news as you will never lose the CD!!!!!!) but then to have the gall to redirect the code link it to new book after not supporting the old one - unbelievably arrogant inappropriate marketing.
By all means do a redirect AFTER the code has started downloading but to delete the code and just point to the new book is the height of … I don’t know but I feel like I have been dumped on from a great height.
I have just spent eight hours in broken hardware hell and was going to charge through the book in about 4-8 hours. It was going to be light relief.....
This book is still on sale and in many libraries. It really does Sitepoint no good being seen as “evil” (in the Google sense), rapacious and just plain mean.
I certainly will never buy any of your books again nor sign up for any of your courses. Sorry as a company Sitepoint is simply not to be trusted to honor its commitment to its customers.