On Jul 17, 2007, at 7:44 AM, Shai Rosenfeld wrote:

> Chad Perrin wrote:
>> "The Pickaxe" is the nickname for "Programming Ruby", because of the
>> pickaxe on the cover.  It's similar to the way many O'Reilly books  
>> are
>> called by the name of the animal on the cover, like the "Camelid
>> Trilogy"
>> of Perl books (the Llama, the Alpaca, and the Camel).
>
> ;( nice to know ... i'll check into 'the ruby way'; .. what issues  
> does
> this book cover?
>
The Ruby Way covers  a lot of different topics, A LOT. Some are more  
in depth than others, but that depends. It is pretty good as almost a  
cookbook or a how-to book to get you started on a lot of different  
things.
A lot of new Ruby books are coming out every month this year almost.

Check out the web sites of SitePoint, Apress, Manning, Developer's  
Library (SAMS), O'Reilly, and Pragmatic Programmers.
Or just find all of it at Amazon. There are many topics that are  
still not deeply covered by books, but can be translated from Perl  
pretty easily sometimes. The  good news is that most Ruby books are  
exceptionally high quality, and usually also available as eBooks at a  
discounted price.

John Joyce