Meet the Regular Expressions Tester Developer

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Why was Regular Expressions Tester created?

Since I am using Firefox I was always curious about how to create extensions for it. Because it's boring for me to just copy & paste the tutorial code of the Mozilla developer wiki I wanted to program something useful.
I was inspired to create RExT (or Regular Expressions Tester) by a former extension called RegExpViewer, that was created for the first version of Firefox. Since it had some flaws and there was no support for future versions of Firefox for it, though I liked the idea behind it, I was encouraged to create an add-on, that would implement the functionality for testing regular expressions. So RExT was born.

What's next for Regular Expressions Tester

After the first releases of RExT there were a lot of suggestions to improve it. Some are already implemented, others are currently in development or planned for future versions.
Here a list of some of the requested / planned features resp. improvements:
- Advanced interpretation of expressions (currently just JavaScript regexp engine including its limitations)
- Submatch highlighting
- Context-sensual helper for special characters
- Combination of the search text and results field to one field
- Better bracket interpretation (like in programming environments; including overwriting of brackets in case there is a corresponding bracket)
- Ex- and import of settings

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Sebo
Homepage http://sebastianzartner.de/firefoxExtensions/RExT/
Email address
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is Sebo?

Some people may wonder why I am making projects like RExT in my free time. The answer to that is easy: Because i like to program and also to help others.
That's why I am not just active in my own projects, but also help other people with their projects.
At the moment I am participating in the following projects (among others):