Regular expressions crash course

Do you work with text?  If you’re a programmer, the answer is almost certainly “yes.”  Working with text can be easy… but searching through it can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to find complex patterns.  Over the years, many programmers have learned to use regular expressions to find and retrieve patterns in text — but “regexps” (aka “regexes”) are notoriously hard to learn. I certainly remember, back in 1988, wondering how I was supposed to use this crazy syntax.

I’m on a mission to teach regexps to as many people as possible.  If you’re a programmer, then you can learn regexps.  It’ll take some time, but you can do it!

Subscribe to this 14-part e-mail course — my “regexp crash course” — and I’ll teach you what you need to know in order to start working with regexps.  You’ll be taming your text in no time, finding interesting patterns faster and more easily than you ever thought possible.

Each day, you’ll receive a new lesson. Many lessons contain exercises for you to work on; the following day, you’ll get my solutions, along with some comments about what did and didn’t work.

(This course uses the Python language, but you don’t need to know more than very basic Python in order to take it. Most of the concepts I teach are applicable to most modern programming languages.)

Oh, and maybe I neglected to mention that this e-mail course is completely free and without obligation.

Thousands of people have already taken this e-mail course and improved their regexp skills. Sign up today, and become a more efficient programmer tomorrow!



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