Thomas Rayner 👨‍💻

Regex for Rockstars

You’re not a regex noob. You know about quantifiers like ?, *, and +. You also know about tokens like \w, \s, and \d. It’s time, now, to take your regex skills to the next level with some advanced concepts like grouping, capturing, and lookbehinds. Get ready to stand above your peers in a big way.

Regex intimidates people, and rightfully so. It’s complicated and isn’t always very readable for humans. It really takes some work to get your head around and truly understand regular expressions. This session is for people who know basic regex concepts and want to take their learning to the next level. Regex is like chess in that it’s easy to learn, but very hard to master. I’ll be teaching attendees some advanced moves to help them accelerate their learning and start doing some really cool things with regex. Anybody can write $number -match '\d', but not everyone can isolate the third octet out of an IP address.


Thomas Rayner 👨‍💻

Sr Security Service Engineer @ Microsoft

Thomas Rayner is a Senior Security Service Engineer at Microsoft with many years of experience in IT. He is a master technologist, specializing in DevOps, systems and process automation, public, private and hybrid cloud, security and .NET coding. Thomas is a former 4x Microsoft MVP, Honorary Scripting Guy, an international speaker, best-selling author, and instructor covering a vast array of IT topics.

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