Monday, November 19, 2007

Filling a need: a (true) Java Online Regular Expression tester

I found myself doing a lot of little tests spawned by a bunch of regular expression tweaks.

There are of course some existing online regex testers, but none I found seemed bent towards
Java (right off, I was switching back and forth between code and the online tester, and none
I found supported the idea that Java Strings require double-backslashing).

So I put one together this weekend (beta) at:

The exact matcher is quick, dirty and run in Javascript. The other buttons are actual
RPCs back to the server. Thus, they really do run "in Java". This has already been handy
for me. If you find it useful, bookmark it !

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