On Jul 17, 2007, at 12:04 PM, Craig Johnson wrote:

> 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
>
Indeed an excellent book, but needs to be updated badly.
Probably has one of the first good explanations of Ruby symbols, but  
recent book Beginning Ruby does it well too.