Monday, July 23rd, 2007
Erik Arvidsson has posted about a new Regular Expression Tool that he just created. The tool came about because he started to use Komodo Edit, and the only feature he missed from the full version was the regex editor.
It took me a second to realise that the top box is for the regex and the one below is for the text. Although they are not labeled, the give away is the checkboxes. They would have to go next to the regex :)
This is a little like Donald Norman on doors. Just today it bugged me that a shop had to have huge PUSH and PULL signs because the door had handles on both sides.
The implementation is pretty simple. It uses input/propertychange events to track changes to the text areas and then applies the regular expression to the test text and displays the result in a tree. For the tree I used xTree2b which has been in beta for a few years nowâ€¦
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:12 am