Regex Guru

Friday, 20 December 2013

Regular Expressions Quick Reference

Filed under: The Guru's Kitchen — Jan Goyvaerts @ 8:59

The website has a new quick reference that lists all of the regex syntax in one single table along with a link to the tutorial section that explains the syntax. Use the quick reference if you’ve seen some syntax in somebody else’s regex and you have no idea what feature that syntax is for.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Compare and Convert Regular Expressions Between Different Applications

Filed under: The Guru's Kitchen — Jan Goyvaerts @ 5:06

RegexBuddy 4 emulates regex flavors far more accurately and allows you to compare and convert regular expressions between any of the flavors it supports.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Regular Expressions Reference Tables Updated

Filed under: The Guru's Kitchen — Jan Goyvaerts @ 15:49

The regular expressions reference tables on have been updated to show only two regex flavors at a time instead of all regex flavors discussed on the site. This makes the new reference tables just as easy to read as the tables from 10 years ago were.

Monday, 30 September 2013 Thoroughly Updated

Filed under: The Guru's Kitchen — Jan Goyvaerts @ 10:55

RegexBuddy 4 was released earlier this month. Along with that, the website has been thoroughly updated with new content. In the coming weeks you can expect blog post that highlight the new topics on the website. Later on I’ll blog about more intricate regex-related issues that RegexBuddy 4 emulates but that the website doesn’t talk about or only mentions in passing.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Magically Generating Regular Expressions

Filed under: The Guru's Kitchen — Jan Goyvaerts @ 14:23

Automatically generating a regular expression without a higher-level description of the text you want to match isn’t really practical. But there has to be a way to create text patterns using a higher-level tool than the character-by-character regular expression syntax. Two years in the making, this blog post announce’s Just Great Software’s latest product.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

If You Do It Differently, Document It Clearly

Filed under: The Guru's Kitchen — Jan Goyvaerts @ 18:19

People get used to established standards. Even bad ones. If you come up with something better, make sure to explain it clearly, or brace yourself for lots of complaints you’re not following the old ways.