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Regular Expression Pocket Reference

By (author) 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#, 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 APIRegular expression classes and interfaces for Ruby, Java, .NET, and C#Regular expression operators for Perl 5.8Regular expression module objects and functions for PythonPattern-matching functions for PHP and the vi editorPattern-matching methods and objects for JavaScriptUnicode Support for each of the languagesWith 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.

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  • Paperback | 117 pages
  • 111.76 x 175.26 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
  • 31 Jul 2007
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Sebastopol
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0596514271
  • 9780596514273
  • 54,356

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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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