"Firestone, Mark - Technical Support" <mark.firestone / gossgraphic.co.uk>
wrote in message news:46487A0D3619D511BF860000F6B99827D2C464 / PRESGGS17...

> There are many, many features of this language that I don't use, nor do I
> understand them.  I think the Pickaxe book is great (and many thanks to
> Wayne for giving me a paper copy)... but what is needed is a book or
> something that explains the concepts behind the language, as well as the
> language, and WHY and HOW you want and need to use them.

I strongly recommend Hal Fulton's book "The Ruby Way". I'm not sure I'd say
it addresses the "concepts behind the language" so much, but it definitely
covers the how and why of a lot of Ruby's features.