[Disclaimer: I’ve received a review copy of this book from O’Reilly]
I’ve been searching for a good regular expression book for some time and I think I’ve finally found one which fits my requirements. Regular Expressions Cookbook is really a great book and you can use it as a reference for quickly picking up one or two regular expressions or as learning guide that can help you understand all the details associated with the way regular expressions work.
The book starts by introducing the topic of regular expressions and explains its “basic blocks” and how you can use them to build the most basic expressions you can think of. From there, it takes a detailed look at some common problems which you’ll be facing in the “real world”.
Overall, I’m giving this a 9/10 and I really recommend it to those guys which are looking to learn more about regular expressions or that need to buy a good reference book on the topic.