This month’s December edition of Pragmatic Magazine is now available. This month’s edition is dedicated to Ruby.

Inside Dave gives a great overview of what’s new in Ruby 1.9.2.
Michael Swaine interviews Ruby pioneer Chad Fowler on the future of Ruby.
And Paolo Perotta talks up the advantages of tracking your project gems with Bundler.

Also be sure to read Andy Hunt’s Guru Meditation column as he discusses the pros and cons of hard deadlines (this article was particular good).

If your into Ruby, or just looking for a more Spartan way to deliver your projects, be sure to download a free copy of this great magazine and keep up with the latest and greatest as you’re enjoying your run and eggnog.