Beginning Regular Expressions
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: February 2005
Pages: 767

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.

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