Phil Tomson wrote:
> 
>  I guess I'm pushing for this shift of focus in The Ruby Way because it's 
> already about 1/2 way there.  Again, I would suggest that any chapters dealing 
> with specific libraries, GUI toolkits should be eliminated from the 2nd ed.  
> and other chapters on advanced Ruby programming topics should be added.  I 
> think this will help TRW become an enduring classic.
> 
> We really need an advanced Ruby book now.  There are cookbooks on the horizon 
> and there are other Rails related titles as well as some introductory texts, 
> but I haven't heard about plans for an advanced book.  I think The Ruby Way 
> could be that book.

I am very appreciative of your comments, but this isn't going to be that book.

I'd be willing to work on that next, though. Collect a list of topics (and I
will too) and I'll submit a proposal for the next book before this one is
even finished.


Hal