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Win A Free Copy Of The Regular Expression Cookbook 2nd Edition

By Ben Nadel on

A few years ago, I was thrilled to find out that Steven Levithan had co-authored a book on Regular Expressions. After witnessing his Flagrant Badassery on the topic, I had no doubt that the cookbook would be a must-have reference. In the years since its release, I've given away copies on International Regular Expression Day, handed them out at the CFUG, and lugged about 7 copies with me to Scottland to hand out at the Scotch on the Rocks conference back in 2010. Now, in 2012, I'm excited once again to find out that O'Reilly is releasing a 2nd Edition of the cookbook with over a 100 new pages of regular expression insights.

And, it gets better! Steven is giving away 15 free copies of the newly released 2nd edition over on his blog. You better act fast, though - you only have until the 7th to participate!

I already have my copy and I can't wait to sit down and pour through it. Right now, I've got my nose to the grindstone for some deadlines at work - but, afterwards, hopefully I can participate more actively in spreading the good news!

Reader Comments

I have the first edition and it is a very handy reference. I look forward to the new edition. I'll be thrilled to get a free copy of 2nd ed. Thanks for the heads-up on the giveaway.


My pleasure!


100% agreed! I learned them years ago to take care of some data-cleaning tasks (converting massive TXT files into normalized CSV files for SQL tasks). Since then, they have been invaluable in making many tasks possible.

@Ben, I received yesterday. Wow, very fast delivery, 4 days from Sebastopol(CA) to Brazil. That book is awesome with several examples in Java, .Net, PHP, Javascript, Perl, Ruby and so on. Great book, really. Thank you Ben!