> Does anyone have a comment on how the 2nd de. is coming along.  I
> guess that that's really a question for the rails forum, but drinking
> from this one fire hose is enough. <G>

I have both of them, and 2nd ed although is a beta version covers many new
Rails features (migrations, REST, some of AJAX...). First ed. is really good, but
2nd is better.

Answering the original post, I think Pickaxe is the better choice. But I must say
I haven't read Ruby for Rails.