Introduction to Regular Expressions

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PROG-100 (1 Day)
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Regular Expressions Training Overview

Regular expressions are a cross-platform, cross-language set of tools for finding, extracting, and replacing text patterns. Regular expressions are supported by Java, .NET, Visual Basic, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, ColdFusion, and most other modern programming languages. In this course, attendees master the fundamentals of regular expressions in a fun, hands-on environment.

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Regular Expressions Training Objectives

  • To discover how to efficiently write complex regular expressions using a step-by-step process
  • To master using regular expressions to find, extract, and replace string patterns
  • To learn how to make your regular expressions even more flexible by embedding conditions

Regular Expressions Training Outline

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Introducing Regular Expressions
  • Understanding the Need
  • How Regular Expressions Are Used
  • So What Exactly Is a Regular Expression?
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Before You Get Started
Matching-Single Characters
  • Matching Literal Text
  • Matching Any Characters
  • Matching Special Characters
  • Matching Sets of Characters
  • Matching One of Several Characters
  • Using Character Set Ranges
  • "Anything But" Matching
Using Metacharacters
  • Escaping Revisited
  • Matching Whitespace Characters
  • Matching Specific Character Types
  • Using POSIX Character Classes
Repeating Matches
  • How Many Matches?
  • Using Intervals
  • Preventing Over Matching
Position Matching
  • Using Boundaries
  • Using Word Boundaries
  • Defining String Boundaries
Using Subexpressions
  • Understanding Subexpressions
  • Grouping with Subexpressions
  • Nesting Subexpressions
Using Backreferences
  • Understanding Backreferences
  • Matching with Backreferences
  • Performing Replace Operations
Looking Ahead and Behind.
  • Introducing Lookaround
  • Looking Ahead
  • Looking Behind
  • Combining Lookahead and Lookbehind
  • Negating Lookaround
Embedding Conditions
  • Why Embed Conditions?
  • Using Conditions
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

PROG-100

Duration:

1 Day

Prerequisites:

No prior experience is presumed.

Training Materials:

All Regular Expressions training students receive a copy of Sam's Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes and related courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Accelebrate will provide regular expression tools for use during the class.
  • If desired, we can customize the course to use your specific language or tools.

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