> Maybe some technical book wouldhelpt, but I'm not really interested in
> buying a book that is about ruby(already got the pickaxe) but to improve my
> programming in general.

Ruby Best Practices is a very practical book on Ruby. Best part is
that it is free (you can buy one too, to support Gregory Brown's
work). A very good book about programming in general is Kernighan and
Pike's The Practice of Programming.


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Anurag Priyam
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