This question already has an answer here:
I am about to take a course in undergraduate Algebra which is using Artin's Algebra. I have been studying from it and haven't really appreciated the combination of text and problems (granted, I haven't gone too deep into the text).
Now, this is the text for the class, so I would expect a nice compliment from the lecture to go along with Artin. I was thinking about getting Dummit and Foote, which seems to have high praise across the board. What are the strengths and weaknesses of Dummit and Foote, compared to Artin? Is there a better text for a class at this level?
EDIT: I really don't want a recommendation for another text, but how does Artin compare to other texts.