Regular Expressions Cookbook

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Regular Expressions Cookbook

by Jan Goyvaerts, Steven Levithan

O'Reilly Media | September 6, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Take the guesswork out of using regular expressions. With more than 140 practical recipes, this cookbook provides everything you need to solve a wide range of real-world problems. Novices will learn basic skills and tools, and programmers and experienced users will find a wealth of detail. Each recipe provides samples you can use right away.

This revised edition covers the regular expression flavors used by C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET. You'll learn powerful new tricks, avoid flavor-specific gotchas, and save valuable time with this huge library of practical solutions.

  • Learn regular expressions basics through a detailed tutorial
  • Use code listings to implement regular expressions with your language of choice
  • Understand how regular expressions differ from language to language
  • Handle common user input with recipes for validation and formatting
  • Find and manipulate words, special characters, and lines of text
  • Detect integers, floating-point numbers, and other numerical formats
  • Parse source code and process log files
  • Use regular expressions in URLs, paths, and IP addresses
  • Manipulate HTML, XML, and data exchange formats
  • Discover little-known regular expression tricks and techniques

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 612 pages, 3.62 × 2.76 × 0.51 in

Published: September 6, 2012

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1449319432

ISBN - 13: 9781449319434

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Regular Expressions Cookbook

by Jan Goyvaerts, Steven Levithan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 612 pages, 3.62 × 2.76 × 0.51 in

Published: September 6, 2012

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1449319432

ISBN - 13: 9781449319434

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to Regular Expressions Chapter 2: Basic Regular Expression Skills Chapter 3: Programming with Regular Expressions Chapter 4: Validation and Formatting Chapter 5: Words, Lines, and Special Characters Chapter 6: Numbers Chapter 7: Source Code and Log Files Chapter 8: URLs, Paths, and Internet Addresses Chapter 9: Markup and Data Formats Colophon

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Take the guesswork out of using regular expressions. With more than 140 practical recipes, this cookbook provides everything you need to solve a wide range of real-world problems. Novices will learn basic skills and tools, and programmers and experienced users will find a wealth of detail. Each recipe provides samples you can use right away.

This revised edition covers the regular expression flavors used by C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET. You'll learn powerful new tricks, avoid flavor-specific gotchas, and save valuable time with this huge library of practical solutions.

  • Learn regular expressions basics through a detailed tutorial
  • Use code listings to implement regular expressions with your language of choice
  • Understand how regular expressions differ from language to language
  • Handle common user input with recipes for validation and formatting
  • Find and manipulate words, special characters, and lines of text
  • Detect integers, floating-point numbers, and other numerical formats
  • Parse source code and process log files
  • Use regular expressions in URLs, paths, and IP addresses
  • Manipulate HTML, XML, and data exchange formats
  • Discover little-known regular expression tricks and techniques

About the Author

Jan Goyvaerts runs Just Great Software, where he designs and develops some of the most popular regular expression software. His products include RegexBuddy, the world''s only regular expression editor that emulates the peculiarities of 15 regular expression flavors, and PowerGREP, the most feature-rich grep tool for Microsoft Windows.

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