Peter Boughton


  1. 16 Jul 2015

    Tonight I gave a presentation on Password Security at the 5th Digital Croydon event. Read more.

  2. 10 Nov 2014

    Over a year and a half with no news? Not quite. A few of the highlights.

  3. 13 Mar 2013

    In June I will be speaking at the Scotch on the Rocks web developer conference in Edinburgh. More details.


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I'm a software developer, programming in a variety of languages.

I'm an advocate of usability, creating tools that empower all humans.

I'm an avid supporter of Railo, the best CFML engine.

I occasionally post photos I have taken and images I create on my Midnight Isle weblog.

Regex is a computer language used for describing patterns in text, which can then be located and acted upon in various ways.

For some reason, the vast majority of programmers don't use/understand regex, even though it makes certain programing tasks significantly easier. In fact, if you ever want to get rid of a programmer, just tell them you've got ten lines of regex you need some help with, and they'll probably run away screaming. :)

Regex is also handy for plenty of non-programming tasks - if you use a computer keyboard, there's a good chance you could benefit, at least occasionally, from knowing it.