Steven Wade

Husband, Father, Engineer (in that order)

05 Aug 2013

Build RegEx

Update: I’ve neglected the project for many years and finally decided to release the domain name. The domain is no longer mine, but the code for the app can be found on GitHub.


Regular Expressions, does anyone actually like them? I suck at them. If you’re like me at all, you struggle with them too. When I need to use regular expressions, I spend countless amounts of time on RegexPal trying to find just the right combination. That’s why I built Build RegEx.

This week, I discovered VerbalExpressions. Oh my! Regex made simple! What could be better than this? A GUI!! Thanks to the suggestion of my buddy Mike Crittenden, I decided to make a simple GUI that uses the VerbalExpressions JavaScript library. Here you go world! Enjoy!

Feedback welcome (comments and bugs).

Project on GitHub