Regular expressions exist in a mystical, magical wonderland that many developers avoid like the plague. This talk aims to demystify this useful and powerful tool. We'll talk about what regular expressions are, why we use them, some basic concepts, and some new ones for developers of any level.

Regular expressions (RegEx or RegExp depending on whom you ask) exist in a mystical, magical wonderland that many developers avoid like the plague. This talk aims to demystify this extremely useful and powerful tool. We'll talk about what regular expressions are, why we want to learn them, and the basic ins and outs of matching text and seeing those results. There are a lot of concepts in this tool, but this talk will hit the basics: character classes, grouping, escaped characters, flags, modifiers, and more. While not every language implements regex the same, this talk will give attendees the foundations they need to work in any language.

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Rated 5

Ryan Consylman at 06:38 on 6 Aug 2019

I am not a fan of regular expressions, but this talk did a great time of breaking it down to the simplest parts and growing from there.