TMH03 Regular Expressions Jump Start


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Timothy Warner



Sometimes you need to go beyond simple string matching. Many IT pros and even developers are leery about using regular expressions (regex) due to its seemingly arcane syntax. This session will start from scratch and get you comfortable with crafting precise matches. In case you were wondering, you'll also use .NET Framework–compliant PCRE regular expression syntax and free development/testing tools.

You will learn:

  • Several high–impact use cases for regular expressions
  • How to leverage regex metacharaters and character classes to define accurate string matches
  • How to reduce the possibility of false positive matches