Regular expressions help users and developers to find andmanipulate text more effectively and efficiently. In addition,regular expressions are supported by many scripting languages,programming languages, and databases. This example-rich tutorialhelps debunk the traditional reputation of regular expressions asbeing cryptic. It explains the various parts of a regularexpression pattern, what those parts mean, how to use them, andcommon pitfalls to avoid when writing regular expressions.
With chapters on using regular expressions with popular Windowsplatform software including databases, cross platform scriptinglanguages, and programming languages, you'll learn to makeeffective use of the power provided by regular expressions once youfully comprehend their strengths and potential.
What you will learn from this book
Fundamental concepts of regular expressions and how to writethem
How to break down a text manipulation problem into componentparts so you can then logically construct a regular expressionpattern
How to use regular expressions in several scripting andprogramming languages and software packages
The variations that exist among regular expressiondialects
Reusable, real-world working code that can be used to solveeveryday regular expression problems
Who this book is for
This book is for developers who need to manipulate text but arenew to regular expressions. Some basic programming or scriptingexperience is useful but not required.
Beginning Regular Expressions
Wiley / Wrox
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Andrew Watt is an independent consultant and computer book author, specializing in Microsoft technologies. He has written extensively about XML including XPath and XML Schema and just completed a book on Powershell (a key component of Exchange Server 2007) for WROX. A Microsoft MVP (for SQL Server), Andrew has been using Exchange Server 2007 since Beta 1 and has established several technical contacts on the Exchange Server 2007 development team.