If you've been thinking about updating your copy of the
Pickaxe, here's a cheap way to do so:
2010 marks the 10th anniversary since the first edition
of the PickAxe. We've updated the book for Ruby 1.9.2,
and we're making the ebook available in epub and mobi,
as well as PDF. On Sale for a limited time, $10 for
paper or ebook, $20 for both.
FWIW, I'd also recommend "The Ruby Programming Language"
(Flanagan and Matz); it is quite complementary, IMHO.
http://www.cfcl.c... Rich Morin
http://www.cfcl.c... [address removed]
Technical editing and writing, programming, system design