If you want to have a Rails based Ruby tutorial--
i.e. showing you how to exploit ruby features from withing
the Rails framework (as well as very good ruby coverage) you
might look at "Ruby for Rails" by David Black/Manning pub.

David Hansson did the forward....
Seems to cover many things not well explored in some of the
  tutorials

cj:)

-----Original Message-----
From: Ari Brown [mailto:ari / aribrown.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:41 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: ruby tutorial


On Jul 17, 2007, at 7:42 AM, Chad Perrin wrote:
<snippz0r>
>
> In case Tim's comment was too subtle, I'll be more direct:
>
> "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).
>
> I hear good things about "The Ruby Way", though I haven't read it  
> myself
> (yet).  You might consider looking into that as a next book.

But avoid buying it (at first). Safari Books Online has the entire  
text, so if you dont mind reading things online, you can wander  
around to find an account you can use. Often times colleges (ie  
Dartmouth) have trust relationships with the site, so if you have a  
Dartmouth IP, you are automatically logged in and can read the entire  
book online.


aRi
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