Writers have several jobs. Sometimes a writer introduces a new subject. Sometimes a writer tries to persuade. And sometimes a writer demonstrates advanced subject matter on a known topic. Occasionally writers entertain, but seldom do technical writers entertain. It's just too much to ask. (That bit of sarcasm was my attempt at humor.)
In this article I want to introduce a topic that may be completely new to you: regular expressions. If you've already heard about regular expressions, I want to persuade you to consider using this technique. If you already use regular expressions, I want you to believe that I'm going to show you an advanced application of regular expressions. And if you just love technology, you'll be entertained. InformIT is making it possible for you to be educated, courted, and amusedall in one article.