About the Book
Google engineers are regular expression masters. Why? Because the Google search engine is a massive text-processing engine that extracts value from trillions of webpages.
Facebook engineers are regular expression masters. Why? Because social networks like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram connect humans via text messages.
Amazon engineers are regular expression masters. Why? Because eCommerce giants ship products based on textual product descriptions.
When text meets computer science, regular expressions are already here.
The Smartest Way to Learn Python Regex transforms you into a regular expression master.
How? With our three-step, innovative approach, you'll leverage all the scientifically proven insights of excellent teaching.
- Step 1: Read a book chapter about a regular expression topic to learn all the basics you need to get started.
- Step 2: Watch a course video on YouTube to make it stick. We specifically designed the videos to deliver the exact information from the chapter in a nutshell.
- Step 3: Solve a code puzzle on Finxter.com to push your understanding to the next level and track your learning progress accurately.
You'll learn vital regular expression topics such as Kleene star, plus operator, matching groups, lookaheads, special characters, character sets, and many more.
Here's the deal: read this book, and you'll be able to read and understand any regular expression you'll ever encounter in practice.
About the Authors
Chris is the founder of the programming education company FINXTER, author of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), a doctorate computer scientist, and owner of one of the top 10 Python blogs worldwide.
His research interests include graph theory and distributed systems.
You can join the FINXTER email academy and consume a large body of free email courses about various topics in computer science and programming.
I love coding and espacially in Python! Python is easy to learn and at the same time it is very powerful. Through the books I would like to help you to discover this! Therefore we designed our puzzle based teaching approach which helps you to learn quickly what you really need and with fun.
I have been working as a Software developer for several years. Currently I'm in the field of operations/SRE of cloud applications.