February 18-20, 2015
Montreal, Canada

Getting To Grips with Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions are a powerful pattern-matching tool for any developer to have at their disposal. From search and replace in a text editor, to web server redirect rules, to string manipulation in your application code, regular expressions are everywhere. This session is an introduction for any developer who feels like they never understood regexp and wants that to change. The code focus will be on PCRE in PHP, but similar for many languages.

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Drew McLellan


Drew is a Director of edgeofmyseat.com, where he is the lead developer on Perch CMS. Prior to this he worked in Search Innovation for Yahoo! in London, and as a web developer and technical consultant for various UK design agencies.

Drew runs the popular 24 ways web design and development advent calendar and was formerly Group Lead at The Web Standards Project.

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