RegEx is scary. At least, if you ask Google, that's what you might think (257,000). And slow (441,000). In fact, regular expressions are neither of these, and indeed are a powerful tool in your utility belt.

In "RegEx Is Your Friend", Liam aims to provide some real-world usable examples of how RegEx can be used in a way that's fast, explaining how the different parts of regular expressions work and execute to make it understandable for all.

No matter if you don't know your '$' from your '^', you are not sure when to use RegEx (and when not to), or you just need to find a way to make your RegEx run faster, there will be useful help and tips for everyone.


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Ann Gaffigan at 14:04 on 14 Sep 2018

This presentation was well done. I’m not new to Regex but still picked up some excellent pointers and new understanding. Thank you!

Sharlee Bryan at 16:49 on 14 Sep 2018

Very approachable and manageable material and friendly and helpful presentation

Patrick Tsai at 21:34 on 15 Sep 2018

The presentation had plenty of examples that conveyed meaning well. I learned a lot.

Great class, lots of fun.
I will now resurrect my use of RegEx.

A at 12:56 on 19 Sep 2018

Well prepared, proper English (native speaker), funny at times, tons of information. One thing I learned, to give an example, was that you can make comments in RegEx when using the 'e' flag.

Nour Akalay at 03:23 on 20 Sep 2018

Tons of information. Maybe a little too dense if Regex feels scary to you. But Liam Wiltshire really knows how to keep you interested with a mix of humour and aha moments. I learned 2 or 3 tricks that are really going to come in handy. I also never actually thought about optimizing regex and Liam's approach was great because he really explained how different approaches could radically impact performance. Highly recommended.