On Apr 29, 2007, at 11:07 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

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> Timothy Hunter wrote:
>> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
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>>> Timothy Hunter wrote:
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>>>> Regarding your requirement that the book target a specific  
>>>> editor, I
>>>> don't think any such book exists. I suspect publishers would be  
>>>> afraid
>>>> of limiting their sales to such a tiny market! Besides, which  
>>>> editor/IDE
>>>> would you pick? Every "which is the best Ruby IDE?" post here  
>>>> gets 75
>>>> answers, each one advocating a different editor or IDE. (Short  
>>>> answer:
>>>> there is no "best.")
>>>>
>>> There may be no "best", but there's certainly a rather short  
>>> list. On a
>>> Mac, the overwhelming favorite appears to be TextMate. On Linux,  
>>> I think
>>> "vim" is more popular than "emacs", but both are often used. Other
>>> likely candidates are FreeRide, SciTe, Eclipse, Komodo, Sapphire In
>>> Steel, RadRails and KDevelop. The jRuby folks like NetBeans and  
>>> maybe
>>> jEdit.
>>>
>>> That's a bunch but nowhere near 75, and I'll bet you that most Mac
>>> Rubyists would answer TextMate, most Linux Rubyists would answer  
>>> "vim"
>>> plus "irb", and most Windows users would answer with whatever is  
>>> bundled
>>> in the One-Click Installer and Instant Rails these days. There are
>>> probably only five serious contenders over all.
>>>
>>> I'm guessing Komodo 4.5 will change all that, however. :)
>>>
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>> I said 75 answers, not 75 editors.
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> You said "75 answers, each one advocating a *different* editor or  
> IDE".
> 75 answers, sure, 75 different editors??
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oh, let's not be nitpicky like C programmers!

Yes, Everyday Scripting With Ruby is an excellent book! Lots of great  
real world examples and exercises, in a text book/tutorial format.
very practical, hands on stuff.