/Reg(exp){2}lained/: Demystifying Regular Expressions

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Quick, what does this do: /(\/\[\w\W]?\\/)|\/\/.?(\r?\n|$)/g? If
you’re like many developers, you just averted your eyes, and your
heart is now in your throat. Symptoms included sweaty palms and
recurring nightmares with blood-thirsty ASCII symbols. But don’t
worry, this condition doesn’t have to be chronic. A cure is right
around the corner.

As with many developers, you’re familiar with the power of regular
expressions, but anything beyond the basics scares the crap out of
you. Fear no more young padawan! In this talk, we’ll start with the
basics and progressively enhance your knowledge until you’re coding
regular expressions like a champ. Everything will be demonstrated live
with visual examples that ensure maximum comprehension.

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Lea Verou


Lea previously worked as a Developer Advocate at W3C and currently spends her days writing & designing her first book (“CSS Secrets”), published with O’Reilly in 2014. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, which she fulfils by researching new ways to use them, bloggingspeakingwriting, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers. She is an Invited Expert in the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself. Although she holds a BSc in Computer Science, Lea is one of the few misfits who love code and design equally.


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