It's been eight years since we started international Regular Expression Day and my love for regular expressions hasn't lost momentum. When you're married to such an awesome piece of technology, there is no "seven-year itch;" the romance just keeps getting more and more intense. Hardly a day goes by where I don't get to use regular expressions for some sort of string parsing, input validation, or control flow negotiation.
NOTE: If you are already completely lost and have no idea what I'm talking about, please checkout my video and slide presentation - Regular Expressions, Extraordinary Power. They will blow your mind and change your world forever.
This year, to celebrate regular expressions, I wanted to juxtapose the timeless beauty of regular expressions against the ever-emerging beauty from Apple. In this case, the Apple Watch. In the same way that Apple has made the "old" new again, regular expressions continue to remain relevant, day after day, year after year. As such, the two go quite well together.
For a chance to win an Apple Watch Sport, post a tweet using the "Tweet This" button below. Each tweet is tagged with a unique identifier (a 6-digit hex value). If you get people to retweet your tweet (using the same identifier), it will increase your chances of winning!
Hope the link to the pic isn't important. I had to trim some of the text to fit it into a Tweet.
Don't worry about it at all :)
REReplaceNoCase(TweetMsg,"Entry [0-F]+","Entry 0A88BD")
Ha ha ha, nice :D
And the winning tweet, by random selection, is:
... Mr. James England. Congratulations!
UGHHH!! Did I miss regular expression day AGAIN??! lol. Oops. Congrats, James England!
Next year :) It's already less than a year away :D
True, true. Grrrr. . . I guess I just got buried in my work! lol