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Grant Sander

I agree. I avoided RegEx's for a couple years. One morning I sat down with a cup of coffee and forced myself to thoroughly read through this chapter (great book in general). Now I'm using RegEx on a daily basis and loving it. I really liked the diagrams in the Eloquent chapter, helped me make sense of the gobbledygook.

I mostly write JavaScript, but that chapter also helped me a lot with writing Nginx/Apache proxies and rewrites. Now I'm not doing Google-guess-and-check when writing proxies in Nginx 😆.