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RegExTest: Regular Expression Tester

, 6 Aug 2003
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With RegExTest, you can fully test your regular expressions against a target text. Regular Expression syntax is not so obvious, so a quick test enviroment is really helpful in all situations. RegExTest allows you to use and test grouping functions.

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.

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manowar
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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.

Comments and Discussions

 
NewsThere's a new version of the RegEx Tester Tool ! PinmemberBucanerO_Slacker1-Mar-08 23:43 
Generalcryptic variable names Pinmembersmallguy7822-Jan-04 0:01 
GeneralRe: cryptic variable names PinmemberManOwaR22-Jan-04 3:22 
GeneralRe: cryptic variable names PinmemberJon Rista13-Sep-07 5:18 
GeneralAnother RegEx Tester PinmemberWesner Moise7-Aug-03 14:06 
GeneralRe: Another RegEx Tester PinmemberWesner Moise7-Aug-03 14:08 
GeneralExpresso PinmemberJonathan de Halleux7-Aug-03 5:02 
GeneralRe: Expresso PinmemberManOwaR7-Aug-03 5:23 
Nope, i've never hear of that progs, nor find it using search engines. Frown | :-(
 
Anyway thanx for notifying me it. I've look it and seems to be the final word in matter of regular expression testing!
 
Mine project is a lot more simple....more "direct"...maybe it will be useful tu someone anyway (perhaps to all that do not need a so extensive support of all Regular Expression options) Smile | :)
 
-=ManOwaR=-
 

GeneralRe: Expresso PinmemberJonathan de Halleux7-Aug-03 5:27 
GeneralRe: Expresso PinmemberManOwaR7-Aug-03 5:31 

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