What makes Murach books the best
During the last 40 years, many customers have asked us how a small publisher in Fresno can make the best programming books. The short answer is that no other publisher works the way we do.
Instead of using freelance writers who get no training, we use a small staff of programmers who are trained in our proven writing and teaching methods.
Instead of publishing dozens of new books each year, we write and publish just a few. And instead of rushing books to market, we refuse to let schedule or budget interfere with quality.
That’s why our customers often tell us that our books are the ones that they look for first whenever they need to learn a new programming subject. If you try one of our books, we’re confident that you’ll become a Murach fan too. And if you buy the book directly from us, you’ll get the same ironclad guarantee that we’ve offered since 1974!
Our “paired pages” let you read less and learn faster
About 15 years ago, we realized that there was something patently wrong with all technical books, including ours. The problem was that you had to dig through dozens of pages of text to get the information that you needed. And if you wanted to refer back to that information, you had to dig it out again. That’s when we developed a new presentation method that our customers named "paired pages".
With our paired-pages method, the right page is the reference page that presents the examples, coding, and critical skills that you need to master, and the left page is the training page that explains what’s on the right page. This means that you are able to read less and learn faster. This also means that after you finish reading our books, they become the best reference books you’ve ever used because you usually only have to refer to the right page in a pair.
Today, we use our paired-pages presentation method in all of our books, and we’re the only publisher that does. But, honestly, that’s only one of the reasons why you’ll learn faster and better with our books.
"For me, the great thing about this book is the way it is laid out. Information is on the left page and the visual of what is being discussed is on the right page - genius!"
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