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Ben Nadel at the New York ColdFusion User Group (Feb. 2008) with: Peter Bell and Ray Camden
Ben Nadel at the New York ColdFusion User Group (Feb. 2008) with: Peter Bell ( @peterbell ) Ray Camden ( @cfjedimaster )

The 10th Annual Regular Expression Day - June 1st 2017

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Oh sweet, sweet chickens! It's already June 1st - and that means it's time to show some love to the unsung heros of the programming world: Regular Expressions; and, the glorious gesture of String-based pattern matching. Barely a day goes by where I don't leverage RegEx patterns in some fashion. And, if you're a Node.js developer that uses Express.js, the same is true for you - how do you think Routing happens in an Express.js application? That's some sweet pattern-matching action, right here! Oh yeah!!!

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.


 
 
 

 
 Regular Expression Day - 2017. Heck yeah!  
 
 
 

This year, in order to help spread the gospel of Regular Expression pattern matching, I'm going to be giving away 5 copies of my favorite RegEx book: The Regular Expression Cookbook by Steven Levithan and Jan Goyvaerts. This book is outstanding and covers everything from the basics of pattern matching and standard problem recipes to advanced techniques for making Strings bend to your every will and desire. In fact, it's probably time that I re-read this book - sharpen the old pattern matching mental model.


 
 
 

 
The regular expression cookbook.  
 
 
 

In order to enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is retweet this Tweet (click here).

Winners will be picked at 4pm EST on Friday (that's tomorrow).

Make pattern matching one of your super powers today!

Be the hero your application deserves.

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