Regular Expressions Cookbook, 2nd Edition

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

Table of Contents
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

Book Details

  • Paperback: 612 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd Edition (August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449319432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449319434
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