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 set of labs, 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 these beginner-level labs, you will be able to:
- Implement a Regular Expression using Python
- Use different features of Regular Expressions to match subsets of a piece of text
- Recognize when Regular Expressions are a good solution and when something else should be preferred
Familiarity with the Python programming language will be beneficial but is not required.
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 the AWS Certified Developer - Associate and AWS Certified Sysops Administrator - Associate certifications.