On Jul 3, 2012, at 16:43 , wutang paul wrote:

> Hi, big time newbie here.

Welcome

>    if actor_data['biography'].empty?
>      actor_data['biography'] =3D "Biography not available"
>    end
>=20
> Is there a shorter/better way to do this?

No. It's great.

You might want to look into using symbols for hash keys at some point... =
but it's not crucial.