I just received my complimentary copy of the newly-published second edition of The Ruby Way by Hal Fulton today.

It seems like a long time ago that I wrote my small contribution, but it’s fitting for a chapter on internationalisation that my part was written from hotel rooms and trains during my last holiday in Japan.

I haven’t had a chance to look at it in detail yet, but—purely out of vanity—I did make time to check the acknowledgements section:

Special thanks goes to the heavier contributors. Andrew Johnson greatly enhanced my regular expression knowledge. Paul Battley made great contributions to the internationalization chapter. Masao Mutoh added to that same chapter and also contributed material on GTK. Austin Ziegler taught me the secrets of writing PDF files. Caleb Tennis added to the Qt material. Eric Hodel added to the Rinda and Ring material, and James Britt contributed heavily to the web development chapter.

It’s nice to see my name in print, especially in such good company!