A few words
Just a few words for this article, since the title is self-explanatory: RegExTest allows you to test your regular expression statements against an arbitrary text.
I've developed this really simple tool, just because I needed a simple and fast way to test my regular expressions without the need to recompile each time my project; understanding how a regular expression operates, just "reading" it and trying to imagine what it will do is not so simple when you have long expressions and, obviously, testing them can help to avoid silly bugs.
Probably, the most interesting thing is that it supports the grouping functions, so that you can also check that your grouping statement functions are as you expect.
Born in 1977, works as a freelancer, focusing on Database / Software Architecture.
In the free time writes articles for two of the major Italian programming magazines (Computer Programming and VBJ) and also develops nice and useful programs.
His major interests and skills are the .NET framework (C# in particular) and SQL Server.