- Paperback: 110 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing Limited (February 21, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1783283157
- ISBN-13: 978-1783283156
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 268 g
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Mastering Python Regular Expressions Paperback – 21 February 2014
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Felix Lopez started his career in web development before moving to software in the currency exchange market, where there were a lot of new security challenges. Later, he spent four years creating an IDE to develop games for hundreds of different mobile device OS variations, in addition to creating more than 50 games. Before joining ShuttleCloud, he spent two years working on applications with sensor networks, Arduino, ZigBee, and custom hardware. One example is an application that detects the need for streetlight utilities in major cities based on existing atmospheric brightness. His first experience with Python was seven years ago, He used it for small scripts, web scrapping, and so on. Since then, he has used Python for almost all his projects: websites, standalone applications, and so on. Nowadays, he uses Python along with RabbitMQ in order to integrate services. He's currently working for ShuttleCloud, an U.S.based startup, whose technology is used by institutions such as Stanford and Harvard, and companies such as Google. Victor Romero currently works as a solutions architect at MuleSoft, Inc. He started his career in the dotcom era and has been a regular contributor to open source software ever since. Originally from the sunny city of Malaga, Spain, his international achievements include integrating the applications present in the cloud storage of a skyscraper in New York City, and creating networks for the Italian government in Rome.
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1- On multiple occasions the authors get ahead of themselves and use syntax or mention topics that have not yet been covered. They sometimes are aware of this and tell the reader to wait for the upcoming chapters, but there are also instances where they simply use them without any further explanation. I think this issue would be resolved if they simply rearrange the order of the chapters.
2- Some of the topics in the books are not explained sufficiently. Be it these are usually topics associated with some of the peculiarities of Python's regex flavor, but when you read these sections you feel that there is still some parts that need to be clarified. Hopefully there aren't many of these instances and usually a simple Googling would suffice to understand them.
In general it's a very good book. It gives a clear picture of Python's regex interface and "re" module. At the end you will learn how to use regular expressions in Python, but to master them you probably need experience coupled with possibly reading a few more advanced books.
Overall I would suggest this book to someone who already has some background in computer science (without it book is Italy fine, but some places might be taken for granted, rather than fully understood). Python knowledge is required, but the very minimum.