I just bought a book on regexes. For those less nerdologically inclined, ‘regexes’ is short for regular expressions. Regular expressions being ‘expressions’ you use to match a certain pattern in text. They really are way more impressive than they sound …
Having just started a new job, I’m full of all the excitement and go-get-em attitude that comes with it. Which is what prompted me to buy the book. It got 4 and a half stars on amazon, so it must be good, right? Plus, it was recommended by an old colleague.
My new job makes good use of regexes. Which sounds completely … lame … but if used correctly, according to the intro of my new book, regexes can shave hours off of tasks.
The last time I got all gung-ho about my job and bought a book, I made it to chapter 5. Here’s to hoping this purchase was money well-spent …
3 replies on “don’t even try to out-nerd me …”
I regexes. Just ask Josh, I’ll give you a run for your money nerdlywise.
oh no, I said I (heart) regexes in angle brackets, which it took to be a failed HTML tag!
i’m not that old of a colleague :-)… but the book definitely rocks!!!!!