…Code School has a new class for that! I’d like to say at this point that I don’t now, nor have I ever, had any financial ties to Code School. I say that because I know I’ve done a fair amount of free advertising here for them. It’s only because their online classes are the best I’ve seen yet.
Regular Expressions, a.k.a. “regex”, is one of those subjects about which every developer should have at least a rudimentary understanding. There are plenty of books (such as Mastering Regular Expressions from O’Reilly) and websites (like RegExr) that teach the concepts and how to build them.
However, for someone that has never used them before, Code School’s Breaking the Ice With Regular Expressions is a great introduction that can be completed in a matter of hours.