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Regular Expression Pocket Reference

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by Tony Stubblebine
 

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This handy little book offers programmers a complete overview of the syntax and semantics of regular expressions that are at the heart of every text-processing application. Ideal as a quick reference, Regular Expression Pocket Reference covers the regular expression APIs for Perl 5.8, Ruby (including some upcoming 1.9 features), Java, PHP, .NET and C#,

Overview

This handy little book offers programmers a complete overview of the syntax and semantics of regular expressions that are at the heart of every text-processing application. Ideal as a quick reference, Regular Expression Pocket Reference covers the regular expression APIs for Perl 5.8, Ruby (including some upcoming 1.9 features), Java, PHP, .NET and C#, Python, vi, JavaScript, and the PCRE regular expression libraries.

This concise and easy-to-use reference puts a very powerful tool for manipulating text and data right at your fingertips. Composed of a mixture of symbols and text, regular expressions can be an outlet for creativity, for brilliant programming, and for the elegant solution. Regular Expression Pocket Reference offers an introduction to regular expressions, pattern matching, metacharacters, modes and constructs, and then provides separate sections for each of the language APIs, with complete regex listings including:

  • Supported metacharacters for each language API
  • Regular expression classes and interfaces for Ruby, Java, .NET, and C#
  • Regular expression operators for Perl 5.8
  • Regular expression module objects and functions for Python
  • Pattern-matching functions for PHP and the vi editor
  • Pattern-matching methods and objects for JavaScript
  • Unicode Support for each of the languages
With plenty of examples and other resources, Regular Expression Pocket Reference summarizes the complex rules for performing this critical text-processing function, and presents this often-confusing topic in a friendly and well-organized format. This guide makes an ideal on-the-job companion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596514273
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/15/2007
Series:
Pocket Reference (O'Reilly) Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
724,845
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Stubblebine is an Internet consultant, entrepreneur, and blogger. He's also the author of Regular Expression Pocket Reference, former Engineering Director for Odeo.com and former Engineering Lead for O'Reilly Media. He posts regular updates to his blog, StubbleBlog and regularly releases small websites such as Gem Jack, a repository of documentation for Ruby gems, Rate My Dance Moves, a YouTube mashup, and I Heart Quotes, the Unix fortune program re-imagined for the web.

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Regular Expression Pocket Reference 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
George_A More than 1 year ago
A good reference book for Regular Expressions. No one is going to learn regular expressions from this book. It does have an introduction to regular expressions, but that’s all. The book’s strength is that it covers several implementations of regular expressions, including Perl, Java, .NET/C#, PHP, Python, Ruby, and JavaScript. If you want to learn regular expressions, find another book. Several reviewers have suggest good books for learn all about regular expressions. On the other hand, if you want a quick, easy reference tool, this is the book. If you understand regular expressions and just need a reminder on how a certain language implements it, then this it the right book.
Lord_Acavier More than 1 year ago
This small Pocket Reference book is a great tool for any programmer who wishes to adapt regular expressions into his tool belt. The book starts off with a nice little introduction to regular expressions followed by some pre-cooked recipes. The book then goes through specific uses for specific programming languages. It was nice to see the language of Ruby mentioned as I have fond memories of playing around with and using Ruby. For those who still like the feel of paper on their fingers, this is a great buy!