A few different projects called for the use of regex and until now, I still let go of a smile in amazement as I construct each regex query.

A online tool that is super useful is Regex 101, where different flavour of regex is accessible at a toggle. There is also an Explanation box that breaks down the qurey that I just constructed by trial and error.

While it’s extremely useful and fulfilling, I still could not find enough reason and opportunity to learn regex proper. Just like many other things.

A cool app idea: Take a test string, and the desired matching part, and outputs the regex expression.