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This is in reference to the 9th edition. The ...
October 13, 2017
This is in reference to the 9th edition. The content of the chapters is clear enough to understand and use for learning, but as it is a textbook for the course I'm taking, the assignments are from the book. This wasn't an issue until chapter 5 where the Programming Challenges expect that you will go to the Companion website and download the source code. The catch is that there is no source code on the companion site, thus making it impossible to complete the assignments as written.
The preface states that the source code for all the chapters will be available under student resources on the companion site, but this is a lie. I called Pearson support, and after 30 minutes of investigation they were able to inform me that source code is not available for the 9th edition, because the author did not provide it. I'm giving it three stars on the basis of it being a pricey text book, but failing to provide the necessary resources to complete the assignments.