Mastering Regular Expressions (Paperback)
  • Mastering Regular Expressions (Paperback)
zoom

Mastering Regular Expressions (Paperback)

(author)
£39.99
Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 18/08/2006
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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 regular expressions, 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 tools * How the regular expression engine works * Optimization (major savings available here!) * Matching just what you want, but not what you don't want * Sections and chapters on individual languages Written 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 immediate use. 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 regex novice to master. The book is extremely easy to read and chock full of useful and relevant examples...Regular expressions are valuable tools that every developer should have in their toolbox. Mastering Regular Expressi

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
ISBN: 9780596528126
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 858 g
Dimensions: 233 x 178 x 27 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition

You may also be interested in...

Impact Mapping
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Essential Scrum
Added to basket
£36.99
Paperback
Designing Data-Intensive Applications
Added to basket
Design Patterns
Added to basket
£43.99
Hardback
Clean Code
Added to basket
£36.99
Paperback
Art of Agile Development
Added to basket
User Story Mapping
Added to basket
£27.99
Paperback
Pro Git
Added to basket
£35.50
Paperback
Exercises in Programming Style
Added to basket
Domain-Driven Design
Added to basket
£55.99
Hardback
The Mythical Man-Month
Added to basket
Writing Effective Use Cases
Added to basket
The Clean Coder
Added to basket
£32.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.