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This is not your father’s procedural regex reference.,
This review is from: Java Regular Expressions: Taming the Java.util.regex Engine (Expert's Voice) (Paperback)I've had this book a bit over a day. Yes, I've read the entire book. It is that good.
As I first approached it, I was afraid of this book. It's so easy to explain regular expressions in terribly dry and technical ways. Max, the author, doesn't do that.
Don't fear your painful memories of the wordy, boring, and expensive text books read during university studies. This book won't bring them back. Max has again demonstrated his excellent, clear and concise writing skills with Java Regular Expressions.
This book is not some boring reference or cookbook of regular expressions, excellent ones of which can be found for free on the internet. Instead, this book provides excellent explanations detailing techniques on how to understand and create regular expressions – object-oriented techniques at that! This is not your father’s procedural regex reference.
New to java.util.regex? Buy this book, not that other one.