Regex Coach

This is the first really cool thing from Kenneth Hunt’s Tech Observer. I
need to read his blog regularly. He points to
a Regular Expression helper app
. It’s homepage is here. I have just played with
it for 5 minutes and this will now be a permanent part of my
development toolkit. Rather than fart around for 30 minutes figuring
out why my regex didn’t match like I thought it should, I’ll just paste
all this stuff into the Regex Coach GUI and have it explain it to
me. Under one of the tabs is even the syntax tree of which portions
matched which part of the regex. Cool!