How I learned to stop worrying and love Regular Expressions

Jordi Boggiano (13.May.2016 at 15:30, 1 hr )
Talk at phpDay 2016 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

How I learned to stop worrying and love Regular Expressions

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Rating: 4 of 5

13.May.2016 at 16:23 by fmosca (39 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Just a bit too quick on some tricky and less known parts (backtracking/lookahead) but a great intro to the basics and tasting of the more advanced features

Rating: 4 of 5

13.May.2016 at 16:42 by Francesco Abeni (80 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Teaching regex in one hour was always going to be an ambitious task, but I was happy to learn many new tricks.

Rating: 5 of 5

13.May.2016 at 16:54 by Alessandro Lai (56 comments) via joind.in Android app

Explaining regexes is pretty hard, in an hour even worst. The talk was indeed very nice and started from the basics and arriving to pretty advanced stuff.

Rating: 5 of 5

13.May.2016 at 22:27 by Alessandro Pellizzari (100 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A very good talk, but I still think there are some reasons to worry. :)

Rating: 5 of 5

14.May.2016 at 12:32 by Ciaran McNulty (107 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I learned at least four new things and the visualisations worked really well

Rating: 3 of 5

14.May.2016 at 18:49 by Cristian Totola (6 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I learned a couple of things I didn't know about regexes, but still didn't understand the most difficult concepts like lookahead... I would have preferred less time on the basics and more on difficult concepts.

Rating: 4 of 5

14.May.2016 at 19:27 by Luca Saba (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Well, very interesting but...I'm still a little bit worried about regex!

Rating: 5 of 5

14.May.2016 at 22:14 by Samuel (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Simply great

Rating: 5 of 5

15.May.2016 at 10:27 by Samuele Lilli (17 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I literally falled in love with this talk: I'm neither an expert nor a newbie and I found that this talk (1 hr.) started from very basic concepts, passing through less familiar "rules", arriving to very advanced concepts was really interesting and covered pretty much everything (that is possibile to cover in 1 hr.).
The good thing here was that every type of regex-knower could have been interested.
Final "visual part" was really awesome and helps me a lot to deeply understand what's going on when a regex is evaluated!

I'm not surprised about this: Jordi is one of the best out there!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.May.2016 at 11:40 by Andrea Sprega (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very interesting and well structured, I loved how Jordi presented one slide after the other in ascending order of "trickiness" without ever being too overwhelming.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.May.2016 at 12:08 by daniele orru (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I learned quite a bit of tricks in this talk, and really enjoyed how the speaker makes it easy to follow him even when explaining some tricky details

Rating: 4 of 5

16.May.2016 at 12:21 by Massimo (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good intro, but i would discover more "dark corners" of regexp.

Rating: 4 of 5

17.May.2016 at 08:23 by Sergey Kibish (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Learned new thing, like backtracking/lookahead. Liked it!

Rating: 5 of 5

17.May.2016 at 23:23 by Giorgio Beggiora (44 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thank you Jordi for this useful recap on "regexps" ;)

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