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Upcoming HTML5 / JavaScript Version of Regex Hero

In the next few months I'll be working on a JavaScript version of Regex Hero. The need to do this comes from the fact that Chrome has dropped support for Silverlight. It's also not supported by the new Microsoft Edge web browser. So the pressure is mounting.

Forgive me for not doing something about this sooner. I've had a very busy and exciting year. Recently I moved to a new city and just a few weeks ago I got married. Nonetheless, my plans are to make Regex Hero better than ever and usable on more browsers and devices than ever.

Fortunately, there now exists Javascript libraries that'll emulate the .NET framework (even the .NET Regex Class library). The Regex Class library is the main thing I really need to build Regex Hero in JavaScript. JavaScript wasn't an option 6 years ago when I first built Regex Hero in Silverlight. But now that it is, I'm excited about it. I will post updates on this blog as the new development progresses.

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  1. Are you still working on this :(

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  2. I may still return to developing this some day. However, I have shifted gears and begun on a WPF (Windows 10) version of Regex Hero as described here... http://blog.regexhero.net/2019/02/regex-hero-for-windows-10-is-underway.html

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