Mastering Regular Expressions, Second Edition
||Author: Jeffrey E. F. Friedl|
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (15 July, 2002)
Sales Rank: 1,780
Average Customer Rating: 4.35 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
I had just started learning perl and I knew I needed to learn how to use regular expressions. I breezed through learning perl and this book was next.
I knew very little about regular expressions before reading this book and now I feel like I've mostly mastered them. I've read through it once and there is a lot of material that it covers so it was difficult to comprehend all of it the first time through but I feel I've understood the majority of regular expressions. I think the only part I would need to read through more is the optimization of regular expressions.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Invaluable Regex Insights
I used, but never truly understood, regular expressions until I read this book. If you use regular expressions in a production setting you need to understand them at a deep level to make sure you won't fall into performance traps. This book provides that deep perspective. The author really knows his stuff and is able to communicate it effectively. Another O'Reilly classic.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent Learning Tool
I have struggled with regular expressions for a couple of years now. Like most people, I knew 'something about them', and could cobble together a simple regex. But when it came to more demanding searches, I had to find the regex on the web, or I was out of luck.
This book guided me to the next level (at least). It is one of the better computer tutorials I have read in the past couple of years. If you are looking for a resource to learn regular expressions, this is the one I'd recommend.
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