Getting To Grips with Regular Expressions

A presentation at ConFoo 2015 in in Montreal, QC, Canada by Drew McLellan

Regular Expressions are a powerful pattern-matching tool for any developer to have at their disposal. From search and replace in a text editor, to web server redirect rules, to string manipulation in your application code, regular expressions are everywhere. This session is an introduction for any developer who feels like they never understood regexp and wants that to change. The code focus will be on PCRE in PHP, but similar for many languages.


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.