PowerShell and DevOps

TH05 Irregular Expressions

July 20th, 2023

9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate Advanced

James Brundage



Are you scared of Regular Expressions? You should be.

They're insanely powerful, but also incredibly arcane magic. But let's be honest: It takes A LOT OF TIME to learn the patterns. Time that most people just don't want to invest… and so for many people REGEX is a missed opportunity. Maybe you feel that REGEX is a tool to use when nothing else can get the job done, but it's a tool avoided UNTIL nothing else can get the job done.

Imagine, if writing REGEX was as simple as typing PS cmdlets… IRREGULAR is a module that harnesses the power REGEX with the familiarity of PowerShell.

Irregular has a huge library of complex regular expressions and gives you sweet PowerShell features like tab completion and an object pipeline that allows you a way to make anything other REGEX query that isn't in the pre-built library with ease.

Stop in and see how you can make complex regular expressions strangely simple.

You will learn:

  • Make Regular Expressions Easier to Construct
  • How to Create Complicated Expressions
  • See how to simplify Regex in PowerShell