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XRegExp 1.0

After stalling for nearly a year, I've finally released XRegExp 1.0, the next generation of my JavaScript regular expression library. Although it doesn't add support for lookbehind (as I've previously suggested) due to what would amount to significant inherent limitations, it fixes a couple bugs, corrects even more cross-browser regex inconsistencies, and adds a suite […]

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Regular Expressions Cookbook is Out

As of today, Regular Expressions Cookbook (written by Jan Goyvaerts and me, and published by O'Reilly Media) is listed as In Stock on Amazon.com and other fine bookstores. The book covers seven regular expression flavors (.NET, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PCRE, Python, and Ruby) and eight programming languages (C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and […]

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XRegExp 0.5 Released!

Update: This version of XRegExp is outdated. See XRegExp.com for the latest, greatest version. If you haven't seen the prior versions, XRegExp is an MIT-licensed JavaScript library that provides an augmented, cross-browser implementation of regular expressions, including support for additional modifiers and syntax. Several convenience methods and a new, powerful recursive-construct parser that uses regex […]

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Date Format 1.1

I've just updated my ColdFusion-inspired JavaScript Date Format script to version 1.0 1.1, and updated the documentation in the old post along with it. The new release includes "Z" (US timezone abbreviation) and "o" (UTC offset) flags as well as brevity enhancements from Scott Trenda, along with several other new features including a standalone dateFormat […]

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RegexPal Now Open Source

RegexPal (easily the most del.icio.used regex tester ) is now released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License GNU LGPL. There are certainly many more features that can be added to the app and things that can be improved, so if you are interested in helping out or creating your own version, you are […]

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