UX Concept: Learnable Regular Expressions

Reach: 87K
Article on Medium: Regular expressions you can read: A new visual syntax (and UI)

Created a novel design concept for learning and editing regular expressions.

Engaged the regex community online – Reddit and Hacker News – in discussing the barriers the regex language imposes on novices.

Regex is something lots of developers tend to have an opinion on. The novelty of combining the existing visualizations with keyboard and menu UI into a visual syntax spurred much conversation and two-way learning.

Position #3 in Hacker News, etc. See also: Opinion piece based on community discussion

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