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Gregg Bolinger
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Hey Max. There are tons of resources online about RE's and how to write them. So my question is what does your book cover that I can't find online?
 
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(I know I'm not Max.)
For me, Max's book provided a new (and very good) way/perspective on understanding the creation of regular expressions.
I'm very much in-line with your suggestion that the internet is filled with free resources for learning regular expressions (and other topics), and I very much like to use them as my primary learning resources. Some of the on-line resources on regular expressions I've stumbled across do provide very good explanations of the topic. Max just does it better.
 
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Originally posted by Dirk Schreckmann:
(I know I'm not Max.)
For me, Max's book provided a new (and very good) way/perspective on understanding the creation of regular expressions.
I'm very much in-line with your suggestion that the internet is filled with free resources for learning regular expressions (and other topics), and I very much like to use them as my primary learning resources. Some of the on-line resources on regular expressions I've stumbled across do provide very good explanations of the topic. Max just does it better.

Good to know. Thanks Dirk.
 
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Hi Gregg,
Speaking in terms of raw information, nothing at all .
All the information I present is available through the community. You can find the specs, the API, and even brief tutorials.
However, I don't believe that you'll be able to find an experience-based, detailed tutorial that delves into every single method and /or object of Java regex, and all the minutia of the various regex syntax, and integrates the whole kit-and-kaboodle into a Java friendly approach based on the sounds architectural paradigms, and which teach you how to 'think regex' in Java.
That's what I'm trying to provide.
My goal here was to create the sort of resource I wish I had access to when I first started working with regex, but with a uniquely Java perspective.
So, that, in a nutshell, is what you're getting. Me, hanging out in your cube, explaining regex to you as clearly as I know how.
All best,
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Sounds great Max. Thanks for the reply. If you want to come hang out in my cube while I do all my work and help out, that would be great.
 
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
So, that, in a nutshell, is what you're getting. Me, hanging out in your cube, explaining regex to you as clearly as I know how.
Really? I've already got a vacant pairing seat for you. When will your flight arrive at Helsinki International?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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