the programming journey

Your programming journey

Let’s begin Think of an idea. Get enthused and open IDE. Wait patiently while software updates. Write first blocks of code. Test code, receive a weird error message. Begin debugging. Ask a question on StackOverflow. Receive torrent of abuse for not reading the plain obvious update comment buried under a non-related thread. Discover that the 

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Extracting URLs from text

Often when I’m moving content from one site to another, or one format to another, I’m presented with some time-consuming tasks. One of these is extracting URLs from within formatted WordPress posts with shortcodes or text. Here’s a typical example to illustrate:

This is a bit of a mess but Ruby can extract the URLs quite 

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