Regular expression, you either hate them or you love them, but do you really know how to harness their power ? Based on the PCRE implementation, this talk will show you how to get the most out of your /^regex(es)?$/, how switches affect your results, how to be less greedy, how to assert your power and let's not forget: when *not* to use regex.
Juliette Reinders Folmer is an opinionated, passionate busy-body with a prolific portfolio of contributions to various high profile open source projects over the years. She is co-author of PHPCompatibility, initiator of PHPModernizer and created the PHP Cheatsheets. Juliette regularly speaks at conferences and is always happy to discuss how we can all contribute to changing both the dev-culture as well as our code, to be _better_. Juliette is self-employed and based in the Netherlands.