Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes by Ben Forta

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RegEx is supported in all major development environments (for use in editing and working with code) and will thus appeal to anyone using these tools. In addition, every JavaScript developer should be using RegEx, but most don't as it has never been taught to them properly before. Developers using ASP, C#, ColdFusion, Java JSP, PHP, Perl, Python, and more can (and should) be using RegEx, and so every one of them is a potential reader too. The reader of this book will learn how to:

Match characters sets Match repeating characters (using minimums and maximums if needed) Match (or ignore) based on case Build sub-expressions Use all of the special characters Work with excape sequences Use POSIX classes to simplify complex expressions Use back-references Use look-behind operators

Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes is a tutorial book organized into a series of easy-to-follow 10-minute lessons. These well targeted lessons teach you in 10 minutes what other books might take hundreds of pages to cover. Instead of dwelling on syntax, terminology, and arcane examples and scenarios, this book takes a very hands-on approach to solving the needs of the majority of RegEx users who simply need to manipulate data.

 

About Ben Forta

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Ben Forta is Adobe Systems Inc.'s Director of Platform Evangelism, and is one of the best known and most trusted names in the ColdFusion community. Ben is the author of numerous books on ColdFusion, SQL, Regular Expressions, and related technologies, and 1/2 million Ben Forta books have been printed in more than a dozen languages worldwide. He writes regular columns on ColdFusion and Internet development, and now spends a considerable amount of time lecturing and speaking on application development worldwide.
 
Published February 24, 2004 by Sams Publishing. 160 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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