Regular Expressions in Ruby: Moving beyond sub and gsub
An intermediate talk proposed by Nell Shamrell
Many of us approach regular expressions with a certain fear and trepidation, using them only when absolutely necessary. We can get by when we need to use them, but we hesitate to dive any deeper into their cryptic world. Ruby has so much more to offer us. This talk will showcase advanced regular expression techniques include grouping, lookahead and lookbehinds. Are your regular expressions greedy, lazy, or possessive? Learn how to change their behavior for the better. You will walk away with tools and techniques to harness the power of Ruby regular expressions and bring beauty and elegance into your code.