Media praise for Regular Expressions Cookbook

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"Regular Expressions are a timeless technology; and, the Regular Expression Cookbook will surely prove to be a consistent source of both information and inspiration for years to come."
-- Ben Nadel, The Blog of Ben Nadel

"Regular Expressions Cookbook manages to be simultaneously accessible and almost ridiculously comprehensive. The problem, solution, discussion format lets you learn regular expressions as needed, without being overwhelmed by their Swiss army knife complexity. I consider myself a fairly advanced regex user and about 50 pages in I've already had three big 'oh, wow, I didn't realize that' moments."
-- Jeff Atwood, @codinghorror

"After a very good, fast paced introduction to regular expressions, the following chapters contain various detailed recipes for solving particular tasks, ranging from the simple to the absolutely scary. Many recipes are not just about regular expressions, but also about interesting stuff like telephone numbers or XML."
-- Nikolaj Lindberg, Computational Linguist, STTS Speech Technology Services

"If your work regularly brings you in contact with regular expressions, you’ll want to arm yourself with this. Highly recommended."
-- Rob Friesel, found drama

"The Regular Expressions Cookbook is well-written and well-illustrated."
-- Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions

"For everything that the book is and everything that it covers, the book offers a lot of information at a bargain. If you work with regular expressions and need a reference book, this book is definitely the way to go."
-- Michael Kim,

"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."
-- Luis Miguel Nunes Abreu, LA.NET [EN]

"It's the book that you put on your shelf and pull out whenever you need to look up a few specific patterns."
-- Erica Sadun, TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

"The authors manage to combine the friendly attitude found in Friedl’s work, but the quick ability to solve problems in a variety of languages common to the “Cookbook” series."
-- Reed Wiedower, New Signature

"Regular Expressions Cookbook 2nd Edition is a great resource for both beginners and experts. Not only does it provide recipes for solving common regular expressions problems but it does a great job of explaining how they work so that you can use that knowledge to start building your own..This book deserves a place on every programmer's bookshelf. "
-- Michael Mongeau,

"This book shows all the careful attention to detail and thoroughness of preparation that I expect in a definitive reference volume. Recommended as an integral part of every developer's bookshelf."
-- Andrew Binstock, Dr. Dobbs Journal, Editor-in-Chief

"The subtitle of the book is "Detailed Solutions in Eight Programming Languages". Those eight languages are C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET. " Full Review >
-- Tuomo Kalliokoski,

"Regular Expressions Cookbook by Jan Goywaerts & Steven Levithan Summary: Excellent reference work for modern regular expressions libraries in .NET, Javascript, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and the PCRE library. Offers cut-and-paste recipes for matching common formats like IP addresses (both IPv4 and IPv6), email addresses, US Zip codes, UK postcodes, phone numbers etc. Also explores issues like regular expression performance issues. " Full Review >
-- Kieran Barry,

"Goyvaerts and Levithan give recipes for implementing both basic and advanced regular expressions tasks in eight programming frameworks." Full Review >
-- John Pearson,

"I've always been a fan of the 'Cookbook' series of books: it's the information I want, when I want it, without the fluff. This book definitely does not disappoint. Here's how the book is laid out: 1. Present the problem. 2. Present the solution 3. Present the solution if it's different in .net, java, pcre, etc." Full Review >
-- Mat Powell,

"As a classical O'reilly cookbook splits knowledge in contextual sections." Full Review >
-- German Gonzalez,

"Regular Expressions Cookbook 2nd ed. has undoubtedly assisted me in learning and utilizing regular expressions at work. It has proven useful both as an initial introduction to regular expressions but also as an ongoing go-to reference." Full Review >
-- Geoffrey Timms,

"I'll never forget the day I came across regular expressions. I was a year out of college and at my first "big" job at a major University and I ran into a challenge where I needed to detect the status of destination of packages arriving on campus based on a special reference code that was attached to the packages. While there were a large amount of options that made hard coding the processing undesirable, the format of the reference code was easy to discern. From here I discovered that regular expressions allowed me to get my location, floor, and sometimes room in two or three simple lines of code. Since then I've always tried to keep somewhat up to par on my regular expression proficiency. That is why I was really excited to come across Regular Expressions Cookbook, 2nd Edition by Jan Goyvaerts and Steven Levithan that provides everything I need to work with Regular Expressions." Full Review >
-- Sean Patterson,

"In this book, you will learn a lot of regular expression practicals, but readers ought to have programming skill or basic for it. This book uses "Cookbook" on book title, but material in book is not easy to understand, if reader is newbie developer. If you are developer and spend time to write code relate to regular expression. I still believe the example in book can help you for solutions. Each example, you will see solution and idea for each problem. Some problems authors have added programming language options (C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET) as well. If you read this book, You will know it easy to find each topic and idea. You can read topic which you are interested or can help you." Full Review >
-- Surachart Opun,

"If you’ve ever dug into the challenging world of Regular Expressions then you will know just how important a great guide can be. This is that guide. Jan Goyvaerts and Steven Levithan have gone above and beyond what I could have hoped for with the Regular Expressions Cookbook from O’Reilly… " Full Review >
-- Eric Wright,

"Although I run the risk of fawning all over this book here, Jan Goyvaerts and Steven Levithan's "Regular Expressions Cookbook (Second Edition)" is a technical text that I will gladly describe using words like "essential" and "indispensable" and "invaluable". It should be on every working programmer's bookshelf, if not on her desk. It is exhaustive and rigorous, covering the major regex flavors across eight popular/widespread general purpose languages. If your work brings you in regular contact with regular expressions, then you need easy access to this book." Full Review >
-- Rob Friesel,

"When you read the book, you can definitelly tell that authors have experience when it comes to different flavors of the regular expressions. When you go over the different aspects of regular expressions you can track the differences between the standards thanks to clear specification what is allowed and what's not in particular regular expressions convention." Full Review >
-- Michal Konrad Owsiak,