Regular expressions. You either love them, or hate them. But normally, if you hate them, it's probably because you've never taken the time to get to know them. And I can understand why.
Because, to the uninitiated, regular expressions look more like Klingon than anything you would ever write yourself. All those funny symbols - how can anyone make sense of all that, let alone write it in the first place?
Well, the fact is that anyone can learn to read and write regular expressions. All you need to do is understand a few simple rules. And in a new series of tutorials, we're going to break down regular expressions into easily digestible chunks that anyone can understand. By the end of the series, you'll be able to craft regular expressions at all levels of scope and complexity ready to do your bidding.
Ready? Let's get started. Head over to Simple Matching with Regular Expressions
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