Reg-Ex Fu

Juliette Reinders Folmer (30.Jan.2010)
Talk at PHPBenelux Conference 2010 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

Regular expression, you either hate them or you love them, but do you really know how to harness their power ?
Based on the PCRE implementation, this talk will show you how to get the most out of your /^regex(es)?$/, how switches affect your results, how to be less greedy and let’s not forget: when *not* to use regex.

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Rating: 5 of 5

30.Jan.2010 at 13:42 by Max Westen (15 comments)

Very nice talk on optimizing regexes and maing people aware on the actual approach of regex use.

Rating: 2 of 5

30.Jan.2010 at 14:03 by Bart Gysens (4 comments)

The presentation didn't really fill in my expectations, because it had a high college value to it.
For those never used RegEx this was just an optimization session; I expected some more depth in how to get these things in application development collaboration and analyses levels.

But I like the approach of Juliette; being non-conformistic with pencil and whiteboard.

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Jan.2010 at 14:50 by Cal Evans (47 comments)

As always Juliette never fails to deliver. This is a no-holds-barred look at RegEx. it is not your typical conference session. You MUST pay attention and it helps if you participate.

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2010 at 00:03 by Erik Snoeijs (45 comments)

Great talk. lots of practical information on writing regexes the right way.
I walked out of the room knowing I was certainly going to use some of those things in future projects.

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2010 at 09:50 by Joshua Thijssen (79 comments)

I love getting bombarded with quicktips in these area's. Very high tempo and maybe not for the starters in regular expressions, but very good.

Rating: 4 of 5

31.Jan.2010 at 17:22 by Mike van Riel (31 comments)

Juliette was able to take me by surprise with her unconventional or perhaps even 'retro' style of presenting. Though in my opinion this style does not suit all talks, she used it to add the right amount of flavor to her presentation.

Unfortunately this, and the complexity of the matter, also meant I had trouble at times to follow the structure and understand the information provided.

This talk is certainly not for those who are new to RegEx's but for those who have used them it will certainly help you in your future RegExp writing.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Feb.2010 at 11:38 by Sjoerd Maessen (6 comments)

Juliette her presentation was quite quick and that is what I really loved about it, examples, tips, best practices fast after each other, great! The presentation was about RegExp and RegExp only, very usefull.

Rating: 4 of 5

02.Feb.2010 at 07:23 by Clemens Schalkwijk (8 comments)

Although me and regexes will never become good friends, it's good to know about how to improve the performance of a regex.
I've had a brief introduction on another event, but the full talk was really Illuminating.

Rating: 4 of 5

27.Feb.2010 at 21:50 by Ben Longden (35 comments)

Great talk! Liked the use of the flipchart as a nice change to presentations. Learned some good tips too! Thanks.

Rating: 4 of 5

27.Feb.2010 at 21:51 by Ben Longden (35 comments)

Great talk! Liked the use of the flipchart as a nice change to presentations. Learned some good tips too! Thanks.

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