Regular Expression Fundamentals

by Juliette Reinders Folmer

This course will teach you about the power of regular expressions and show you how to build good and performant regex, while avoiding all the pitfalls.

What you'll learn

No matter whether you are a sys admin, develop in .NET, C, PHP, Javascript, Ruby, Python, or even HTML5, or earn your living querying databases, knowing how to read and write Regular Expressions is an essential skill for any IT professional. While a lot of people consider regexes to be black magic, used appropriately they're an awesome power-tool in your tool-belt. This course will take you from the basics of what regular expressions are and why they are useful, through the syntax of regular expressions, guide you past the common pitfalls and teach you how to optimize your regexes for effectiveness, performance, and maintainability.

About the author

Juliette is an independent business consultant with wicked IT skills. You might encounter her as a speaker at PHP or WordPress conferences. She is a Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE) and has been contributing to numerous open source projects since the beginning of this century.

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