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Mastering Regular Expressions

Mastering Regular Expressions Author Jeffrey E. F. Friedl
ISBN-10 0596528124
ISBN-13 9780596528126
Year 2006-08-18
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher O’Reilly Media
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Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools including Perl Python Ruby Java VB NET and C and any language using the NET Framework PHP and MySQL If you don t use regular expressions yet you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data If you already use them you ll appreciate this book s unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage If you think you know all you need to know about regularexpressions this book is a stunning eye opener As this book shows a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill Regular expressions allow you to code complex and subtle text processing that you never imagined could be automated Regular expressions can save you time and aggravation They can be used to craft elegant solutions to a wide range of problems Once you ve mastered regular expressions they ll become an invaluable part of your toolkit You will wonder how you ever got by without them Yet despite their wide availability flexibility and unparalleled power regular expressions are frequently underutilized Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary Mastering Regular Expressions will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert and help you optimize your use of regular expressions Mastering Regular Expressions Third Edition now includes a full chapter devoted to PHP and its powerful and expressive suite of regular expression functions in addition to enhanced PHP coverage in the central core chapters Furthermore this edition has been updated throughout to reflect advances in other languages including expanded in depth coverage of Sun s java util regex package which has emerged as the standard Java regex implementation Topics include A comparison of features among different versions of many languages and toolsHow the regular expression engine worksOptimization major savings available here Matching just what you want but not what you don t wantSections and chapters on individual languagesWritten in the lucid entertaining tone that makes a complex dry topic become crystal clear to programmers and sprinkled with solutions to complex real world problems Mastering Regular Expressions Third Edition offers a wealth information that you can put to immediateuse Reviews of this new edition and the second edition There isn t a better or more useful book available on regular expressions Zak Greant Managing Director eZ Systems A real tour de force of a book which not only covers the mechanics of regexes in extraordinary detail but also talks about efficiency and the use of regexes in Perl Java and NET If you use regular expressions as part of your professional work even if you already have a good book on whatever language you re programming in I would strongly recommend this book to you Dr Chris Brown Linux Format The author does an outstanding job leading the reader from regexnovice to master The book is extremely easy to read and chock full ofuseful and relevant examples Regular expressions are valuable toolsthat every developer should have in their toolbox Mastering RegularExpressions is the definitive guide to the subject and an outstandingresource that belongs on every programmer s bookshelf Ten out of TenHorseshoes Jason Menard Java Ranch

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Release 2014-01-09
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