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8Aug
2018
My New Book On Regular Expressions

My latest book is now out. Learning Regular Expressions is Regular Expressions for the rest of us. Regular expression experts have long been armed with an incredibly powerful tool, one that can be used to perform all sorts of powerful text processing and manipulation in just about every language and on every platform. That's the good news. The bad news is that for too long, regular expressions have been the exclusive property of only the most tech savvy. Until now.

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24Jun
2013
Visual RegEx With Textpression

This one is a work in progress, but it looks promising. Textpression is a Windows app that lets you visually and interactivley build regular expressions. Textpression is free while it is being developed (which I assume means that eventually it'll be a commercial offering).

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5Nov
2012
Andy Trice On PhoneGap And Apple Rejections

Andy Trice has written a great ADC article highlighting PhoneGap advice on dealing with Apple application rejections. This one is recommended reading.

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3Feb
2011
Regular Expression Book In Korean

The Korean edition of my Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions was published a while ago, but my copies just arrived today, and thus this post. I've been writing since the mid 90s, and have dozens of translations neatly organized on my shelves. But, it's still quite a thrill every time I get my hands on a new translation. And this Korean translation is no exception. The book is beautiful and of particularly high quality, the printing is crisp and clear, the paper is a high-end off-white that is highly readable, the text shading I use to highlight matches in the Regular Expression examples was implemented really well, there is a nice pull out reference card in the back ... as I said, just beautiful. Any Korean readers out there? I'd love to hear what you think of this one.

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31May
2010
Regular Expressions Book In Korean

My Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes is now available in Korean. Thanks to Jaehoon Jung for sending me the URL.

Here's the full list of translations of all of my books.

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22Jun
2009
For Now, Avoid Kindle Version of My RegEx Book

My Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes has proven to be a very popular book, and tens of thousands of developers have used it to get started with Regular Expressions. The book teaches RegEx incrementally, and for each example a block of text is used, and matching text is shaded to clearly demonstrate what the Regular Expression is doing.

Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes has apparently now been released for the Amazon Kindle. I've not seen the Kindle version yet (as I don't have a Kindle yet), but readers are reporting to me that the Kindle version is missing the shading, making all of the examples rather useless!

I've contacted the publisher about this problem, and hope they'll correct it quickly. But for now, I suggest you avoid the Kindle version of the book, and stick with the print version.

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15Jan
2009
Remus Stratulat's Flex Regular Expression Tester

Remus Stratulat has posted the source code for a simple Flex Regular Expression tester. If you need to use Regular Expressions in ActionScript code, this can get you started quickly.

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29Oct
2008
Check Out Ryan Swanson's Flex RegEx Explorer

Ryan Swanson has created a really nice Flex 3 Regular Expression Explorer, and he explains his creation here.

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24Oct
2008
CFINPUT Integer Validation Flaw

As per this TechNote, <CFINPUT validate="integer"> allows the dollar symbol ($) to bypass generated client side validation. I don't know how long this has been the case, but the solution (as noted in the TechNote) is to use a regular expression instead.

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5Oct
2008
SQL And Regular Expression Books Published In Chinese

My Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes and Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions In 10 Minutes have both been published in Chinese by Turing Book. Links are on the books pages. And here is a full list of all book translations.

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