Ronald Cosentino thinks this is interesting: Sometimes you’ll see an alternate way of writing hashes. Instead of using the little hash rockets (=>), some people put the colons after the symbol names, which would make the our_heroes hash look like this: From 5. Array of Sunshine and Hash on the Range from Ruby Wizardry by Eric Weinstein Publisher: No Starch Press Released: December 2014 Note hash rockets => or : between the key and value. either are right Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/ruby-wizardry/47636/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Ruby Wizardry and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.