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Regular Expressions Cookbook

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This cookbook provides more than 100 recipes to help you crunch data and manipulate text with regular expressions. Every programmer can find uses for regular expressions, but their power doesn't come worry-free. Even seasoned users often suffer from poor performance, false positives, false negatives, or perplexing bugs. Regular Expressions Cookbook offers step-by-step inst ...more
ebook, 510 pages
Published May 22nd 2009 by O'Reilly Media (first published May 15th 2009)
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Rob
Sep 03, 2012 Rob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: if you need a regex decoder ring
Shelves: technical, 2012
Although I run the risk of fawning all over this book here, Jan Goyvaerts and Steven Levithan's Regular Expressions Cookbook (Second Edition) (O'Reilly, 2012) is a technical text that I will gladly describe using words like "essential" and "indispensable" and "invaluable". It should be on every working programmer's bookshelf, if not on her desk. It is exhaustive and rigorous, covering the major regex flavors across eight popular/widespread general purpose languages. [1] If your work brings you i ...more
Jeanne Boyarsky
Oct 07, 2012 Jeanne Boyarsky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: technology
"Regular Expressions Cookbook" covers reg exp syntax in different languages and patterns for building them. I had read O'Reilly's "Mastering Regular Expressions" years ago and liked it a lot. I feel the same way about this book.

While the book doesn't require regular expression experience, it is a tough read if you are coming in completely fresh. At least read a tutorial online first. It is a great book for building on basic or advanced knowledge.

Chapter two is like a book in itself. The author
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Priyadarshic
May 18, 2012 Priyadarshic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Each and every symbol and constructs making a regular expeession is explained well...you can start feeling confident by reading the first chapter itself..
Strongly recommended
Aaron
Feb 28, 2012 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read! Lots of insightful tips n tidbits!
Definitely a keeper for me!
Rohan
Jan 02, 2013 Rohan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very practical approach, especially the language specific caveats..
David
Sep 25, 2013 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computers
Better to just check stackoverflow -- someone has asked.
John
Sep 18, 2013 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tech, 2013
so many ways of using regular expressions.
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