RegEx is Your Friend

Liam Wiltshire (14.Sep.2018 at 11:30, 50 min)
Talk at Cascadia PHP (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

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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Rating: 5 of 5

14.Sep.2018 at 12:25 by Biplob Hossain (2 comments)

Rating: 5 of 5

14.Sep.2018 at 14:04 by Ann Gaffigan (15 comments) via Web2 LIVE

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

Rating: 5 of 5

14.Sep.2018 at 16:49 by Sharlee Bryan (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very approachable and manageable material and friendly and helpful presentation

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Sep.2018 at 21:34 by Patrick Tsai (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

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

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Sep.2018 at 08:56 by David T Mullins (16 comments) via Web2 LIVE

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

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Sep.2018 at 12:56 by A3020 (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

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.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.Sep.2018 at 03:23 by Nour Akalay (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

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.

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