Peter Boughton

News

  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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About

I love to tinker with everything and anything.

I'm an amateur photographer; I both capture pure photos and create manipulated images.

I enjoy listening to music, of all varieties.

I blog about programming and web development topics at Sorcerer's Tower.


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.