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Ben Nadel at InVision In Real Life (IRL) 2019 (Phoenix, AZ) with: Joe Gores
Ben Nadel at InVision In Real Life (IRL) 2019 (Phoenix, AZ) with: Joe Gores

The 8th Annual Regular Expression Day - June 1st, 2015

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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.

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