After reading positive reviews about the second edition it since I started using regular expressions a little over a year ago, I finally purchased O'Reilly Media's Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl, since I discovered that a third edition came out in August 2006. The book arrived today, and it is indeed pretty damn excellent (I'm as excited about it as I can be about a tech book, anyway). I've only spent a few minutes with it so far, but I can see that it is very well presented and demonstrates some cool techniques. Hopefully I'll post about some nifty things I learn over the next few weeks, if I get a chance to actually sit down and read through a significant portion of the book.
2 thoughts on “Mastering Regular Expressions, 3rd Edition”
It’s been a week man!
🙂 That may be, but I’ve only read the first 20 pages of the book so far (worklife has been more hectic than normal recently). With work and some personal projects coming up, I may have to shelve this book for a while, unfortunately.