Both are worth having, but if you can really only afford one, I  
recommend going with Programming Ruby. But get both the print and the  
PDF versions. I find the PDF version an essential reference while I'm  
coding.

Regards, Morton

On Aug 27, 2006, at 7:08 AM, JoŚ– Michigan wrote:

>     Just wondering if anybody could help me choose between  
> O'Reilly's Ruby Cookbook and The Pragmatic Programmer's Programming  
> Ruby (2nd edition). I'm having a real hard time figuring which one  
> to spend my savings on.