Java Regular Expressions
Java has always been an excellent language for working with objects. But Java's text manipulation mechanisms have always been limited, compared to languages like AWK and Perl. On the flip side, a regular expressions package in Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) brings hope to the Java text mechanisms. This package provides you everything necessary to use regular expressions?all packaged in a simplified object-oriented framework.
In addition to working examples and best practices, this book features a detailed API reference with examples supporting nearly every method, and a step-by-step tutorial to create your own regular expressions. With time, you'll discover that regular expressions are extremely powerful in your programming arsenal?and you'll enjoy using them! And once you've mastered these tools, you'll wonder how you ever managed without them!
The first book available on regular expressions usage in Java Includes over 100 fully functional, real-world J2SE regex examples, not just info on the API Offers in-depth examination of complex and subtle J2SE regex topics simply not covered elsewhere, either in Sun’s documentation and/or other books on J2SE regex Includes handy quick-reference tables to help readers with regular expression syntax