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Phoenix CFUG, Nov 1 - Regular Expressions *Updated Dates

posted under category: ColdFusion on October 17, 2006 at 1:00 am by MrNate

This month (late by a week, so next month) for the AZCFUG, I will be doing an intro to regular expressions, taking you from the very easy stuff to the hard stuff, and explaining everything along the way. If you come, expect to learn! Then, expect to hang out, as we hit up Aunt Chilada's for some drinks. Our group manager, Alan Rother, is making sure we have handouts for everyone. You will take something away from this presentation, be it my charming wit, a regular expression cheat sheet, or maybe, just maybe, something bigger (more in a bit).

Some of the questions we'll be answering are:

What are regular expressions?
Where would I use them?
How do I validate a form with them?
How can they speed up my development?
Why would I, and how do I backreference?
What is lookaround?
On a scale of 1-10, how much better do regular expressioins make the world?

Last, (this is the part you're waiting for) Alan mentioned that because this is probably the last AZCFUG of the year, we're giving a copy of ColdFusion MX 7 Standard Edition. That's free, folks, a $1,300 value. You just have to be present and be luckier than the rest of the crowd to win.

Mark it on your calendars, Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 - Nathan Strutz on Regular Expressions at the UAT in Tempe, AZ.

* I asked Alan about moving it to Nov. 1, and that should work. He just needs to check with the UAT, but that should be easy.

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On Oct 17, 2006 at 1:00 AM Paul Roe ( or said:
be sure to post if you are going to move the date back a week, with a free copy of cfmx7 going out you'll bet I'll be there as long as I know when it will be.

On Oct 17, 2006 at 1:00 AM Peter Bell (pbell of said:
Hey Nathan,

Any chance you'll make a Breeze recording for UGTV? Usergroups get free accounts . . . I'd love to attend the presentation as I suck at RegEx's - especially in CF, but geography intervenes . . .

On Oct 17, 2006 at 1:00 AM Nathan Strutz ( said:
Paul - consider it posted. Nov. 1 is the new day!

Peter - There's a VERY good chance we'll be breezing it. I'm not sure if we'll open it up to a live crowd this time, but it should be available after.

On Nov 6, 2006 at 1:00 AM John Blayter ( said:
The meeting will be Breezed tonight. There are 2 meetings and I am not sure who is going first.

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