I used to spend hours trying to craft the perfect expression for my scraping projects not realizing that I don’t really know regex.
This tool is a cheat sheet that also explains the commonly used expressions so that you understand it.
There is a visual representation of the regular expression (thanks to regexpr)
The application shows matching strings which you can play around
Expressions can be edited and these are instantly validated
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@geongeorge Great job on your project!! I can see you put a lot of work into it. It has a nice clean design.
I find the problem with regex is reading the regex that someone else wrote. When I use it I try to go character by character. It does take quite a bit of trial and error but the more you use it the easier it gets.
I heard a joke similar to this a while ago:
There was a company that had a serious problem and one employee said “I know how we can fix it. We can use regex!”, and then they had two problems.
It was funny that I found this post while I hated regex while in another tab I was viewing your post in Freecodecamp.
Nice job, hope this help me. I find FCC course so bad explained and confusing