Regular Expressions are a tool for searching and manipulating text. Most popular programming languages feature support for them and they are used widely across different disciplines. Regardless of whether you are a developer or engineer, being comfortable reading and writing regular expressions will benefit you.
They are a declarative way of specifying the desired structure of a piece of text. A regular expression can be used to extract information from a larger text, and to validate smaller pieces of text.
In this Lab, you will use the Python programming language to learn the basics of how to use a regular expression and you'll learn about the different character classes available for matching different types of characters.
Upon completion of this beginner level Lab, you will be able to:
Familiarity with the Python programming language will be beneficial but is not required.
The following course can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:
September 30th, 2022 - Updated IDE to make running scripts easier
January 13th, 2020 - Clarified the validation check is testing that there are no vowels or spaces in the matches
Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.
He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.