This session will cover Regular Expressions from the basics to the darkest corners of this arcane art. Regular Expressions, at the core, come in handy to achieve validation and text manipulation tasks. In the day-to-day life of a developer, becoming comfortable with them opens up many more use cases. As one of the tortured souls that actually enjoys writing - and reading - regexes, Jordi will share his passion so that you too can see there is no reason to worry.


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You are quite convincing, in your plea for me not to fear regular expressions. But, I still do fear them. I think I always will. Thanks for the talk.

John Fansler at 13:38 on 24 Oct 2017

Great overview of regex! Well thought through and good points along the way of when to use and when not to use certain aspects of it!

Ryan Szemplak at 08:47 on 26 Oct 2017

Still afraid of regular expressions but it was a good talk

Julian at 16:53 on 26 Oct 2017

Tons of great info and well presented. I had trouble following at some points due to the fact that the syntax is super alien. This would have been a great candidate for a session during the first day in order to give people some hands on approach.

Jason Davis at 12:31 on 31 Oct 2017

You almost have me convinced regex isn’t scary.

Lots of great details & info!