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Java Regular Expressions

Abiodun Okusolubo
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I need a good book for java regular expressions. The only book found on Amazon is Java Regular Expressions: Taming the java.util.regex Engine (Paperback) by Habibi. The problem is this book has been heavily critized by some of the earlier users. If anyone knows a better book, pls I need some information about it.


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Alan Moore
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The best book you can get is Mastering Regular Expressions, 2ed., by Jeffrey Friedl. It uses examples from several languages, but it also has a chapter devoted to Java.

There's also a good tutorial at this site. Like the Friedl book, it's language-neutral, but has a page in the reference section devoted to Java.
Abiodun Okusolubo
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Thank you very much Alan, I'll take a quick look at the text-book at my local library then I can consider buying one.

Max Habibi
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At the risk of tooting my own horn toot toot, there's also a fairly good regex book, which is primarily focused on Java, out there. While it's true that there have been a few detracting comments recently, the majority of the feedback is very positive, I think(4/5 starts). You can find a link in my signature.

[ August 18, 2005: Message edited by: Max Habibi ]

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