I hate it when I find a mistake in a technical book—particularly when it’s one of mine. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to learn a new concept and hitting a brick wall because the code doesn’t work. Mistakes creep in for a variety of reasons. But whatever the reason, I know I’m letting down my readers if there’s a serious error in one of my books. So, as well as trying to avoid errors in the first place, I try to respond to error reports as quickly as possible.
I recently discovered that friends of ED has closed its website and merged it with that of its parent company, Apress. Unfortunately, none of my books’ errata are yet listed on the new site. So, I’ve scrabbled around to put them back together and host them here. You can find the corrections for the following Apress/friends of ED titles on this site:
- PHP Object-Oriented Solutions
- PHP Solutions (First edition)
- PHP Solutions (Second edition)
- The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3
- Foundation PHP 5 for Flash
I find it hard to believe that there weren’t any mistakes in The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS4, but I can’t trace any record of corrections. I haven’t gone back to some of my older books. Good though they were, they’re based on versions of software that are no longer supported. What’s more, most of them were reprinted with corrections.
I also plan to keep up to date the corrections pages on this site for the books I have published with Adobe Press.
If you come across any errors or code that doesn’t work, please report them directly to the publisher. That way corrections can be incorporated into reprinted versions of the book. But if you don’t get an acknowledgement from the publisher within a day or so, please leave a comment here, and I’ll try to deal with the issue as quickly as possible.