"I am a RegexBuddy user and I must say it is closer to art than program. The documentation is so concise and readable it could be a product in itself. A joy to use, I wish I had more requirements for regular expressions.
"Wishing you continued success."
10 May 2007, New York, USA
"I just wanted to write to let you know that I absolutely love your product. I have been doing some extensive web work in the past few months that has required many different regular expressions. Some I could find in your libraries, some I had to create, but RegexBuddy has helped me easily work through the expressions I needed. Great job!"
27 March 2007, Minnesota, USA
"I purchased RegexBuddy some time back and find it a great help. But that isn't why I'm so happy about my dealings with JGSoft. Here is why I'm happy:
1. A low noise mailing list for JGSoft updates
2. An easy to use "check for updates" from within the program
3. An easy way to see what the new update does from the same page that #2 takes me to
4. And a REALLY BIG one... Your installer tells me that the new version will overlay the old. With so many programs I use, I may or may not have to uninstall the old version first BUT the software or web page does not tell me which case applies. You make it easy to do right.
"There is no shortage of regex "helper" programs out there, many of them free. I even use some of them from time to time.
"Of course, the RegexBuddy features list is head and shoulders above them. But the biggest difference to me is the extra work JGSoft has done to make the end-to-end user experience as good as possible.
"Thanks for the extra effort!"
4 March 2007, Virginia, USA
"Thank you for creating such an incredible collection of well integrated and most useful software applications. My first purchase which I have never regretted was a copy of RegexBuddy. I purchased this great product after becoming frustrated using EasyPatterns Helper. There is no comparison between RegexBuddy and EasyPatterns. I get real work done with RegexBuddy while EasyPatterns often leaves me confused and unsuccessful.
"So it was a no-brainer to pick Editpad Pro and Ace Text to enhance my personal productivity. In less than a day I had no regrets about leaving my old standard Ultraedit behind."
3 January 2007, Iowa, USA
I just recently purchased "RegexBuddy", and I'm very impressed with the quality and depth of the software. For the first time in a long time, I feel like a software package has surpassed my expectations, and has proven itself to be worth every penny paid."
10 November 2006, Oregon, USA
"Just a quick note to say that RegEx Buddy (and its companion PowerGREP) are programs that pay for themselves over and over again. Between them, they make many complex tasks trivial and I just keep finding new uses for both. Keep up the outstanding work."
12 October 2006, Austria
"I bought RegexBuddy a few months ago, being a bit reluctant about creating those complex regex queries.
"I have to say that I am truly amazed by the program. I now solve complex tasks fairly quickly with it. It definitely delivers what it promises and makes regex as easy as it can be. I use it almost on a daily basis now and it makes my life as a PHP programmer much easier."
24 September 2006, The Netherlands
"Thanks for a FANTASTIC tutorial and tool to learn RegEX. In the last 24 hours I've learned an incredible amount by going through your tutorial with RegexBuddy to experiment. It has enabled me to complete a project requiring complex extractions from web pages. Certainly not an expert - but proficient! A tool well worth the money."
28 July 2006, Pennsylvania, USA
"Awesome. It paid for itself in minutes. If you are doing development with regular expressions, you need this program. John Mullin Ph.D. (Comp. Sci.)"
28 May 2006, United Kingdom
"I just bought RegexBuddy, and although I'm rather familiar with regexes, I like the program *very* much. Testing a complex regex is very easy now - much better than in "The Regex Coach" that I used before. ;-) The Library is a fine thing, too."
6 April 2006, Germany
"I purchased RegexBuddy earlier today. Holy crap. I had no idea what I've been missing. The iteration data that RegexBuddy provides on the debug view is invaluable. Phenomenal job.
"I'm processing recall and investigation data from the U.S. vehicle safety organization, the NHTSA. They're in the dark ages in terms of data quality - lots of malformed text and to make matters worse, everything is all caps. To save visitors to my site the headache of reading all-caps text, I wrote a text formatter that applies about 20 expressions to roughly 200 MB of text data. Your program is infinitely useful in optimizing the process.
"Thanks again - can't say how much I appreciate your work."
9 March 2006, Vermont, USA
"I just have to tell you that I'm blown away by RegexBuddy. This is the program I would have written if a) I'd had the time, b) I'd had the brains, and c) I'd had the confidence to get involved in software sales.
"I am a contract programmer, and RegexBuddy has joined a select few essential programs in my toolbox. The user interface is simply superb. Every time I think of something else I'd like from the program, I just have to look a little further for that feature - it's always there.
"I hope this program is giving you a good income. I've turned several people on to this program already and I will continue to do so.
"I think I'm a good programmer and a good interface designer too. You're WAY ahead of me. I am in awe!"
3 March 2006, Pennsylvania, USA
"I am a big fan of your software Regex Buddy, it is truly just great software. Although I knew a bit regex beforehand, it makes life so much simpler. The nice price also played a big role in the decision-making process. Thank you for that."
27 January 2006, Germany
"I can see why JGsoft is such a successful company because you have shown me by "wowing the customer" in your taking time to offer this help to me.
"JGsoft stands head and shoulders above most companies in your industry. It is refreshing to know there are organizations out there that genuinely care about their customers like JGsoft."
20 January 2006, Georgia, USA
Alberto dos Santos
"I am writing these lines out of cheer respect for your work.
"I have used RegexBuddy to work out a problem I had on an international project I work with called The Daily Gospel, with Bible references that were malformed and caused application problems. We have 120.000+ subscribers and RegexBuddy saved the day with a piece of PHP code I made with RegexBuddy."
8 June 2005, Portugal
"Regexes that I tried years ago, that noone seemed to know how to do, this software has helped me do myself. Considering that my alternatives would be spending hours and hours writing blocks of code to do one regex line's worth, or subcontracting work to someone experienced in it. I can't tell you how much money it has saved me.
"Thank you very much."
25 May 2005, Arkansas, USA
"I'm sure you've received many similar emails, but I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I've enjoyed using RegexBuddy.
"I've been (and still am) a regex novice for some time now, using them here and there for input validation, etc. But just today I finished a fairly major screen-scraping sort of utility that I'll be using soon to backfill a database with much of the text from our current static-HTML website. I would never have even attempted something like this without regular expressions, and RegexBuddy was indispensible in creating and tuning the sometimes-complicated regexes it required. What I learned today, both from the application and the excellent regex tutorial in the PDF manual, will also be useful in the future I'm sure.
"Thanks again, and keep up the good work!"
28 April 2005, Virginia, USA
"I have been coding in Perl for years and had always found coding a new regex to be a tedious task. Not anymore! This product is downright awesome."
23 March 2005, Illinois, USA
"After having tested RegexBuddy (1/2 hour was enough for getting convinced :-) I got it straight -- this software belongs to the most important and indispensable "new tools" for programmers !! You have to have it, if you´re in need of composing custom regexes on a regular basis -- great workflow, great assembling, secure debugging. Wonderful folks, you´ve now managed to give everyone an easy access to one of the most "professional secrets" of programming!"
5 February 2005, Germany
"I just found that you released a new version [2.0] of RegexBuddy. I just started playing with it, and I have to say I didn't think that RegexBuddy could have been improved on.. guess I was wrong!
"I just wanted to say Thanks for making some fantastic software. I have RegexBuddy, PowerGREP and EditPad Pro. They have really helped me along in my custom programming business and I eagerly await each new release to see what other cool features you can add :)"
28 January 2005, Arizona, USA
"Your RegexBuddy saved me about 3 hours recently. I usually spend at least an hour searching through deja.com for Regex examples to piece together when I need one. No more! Fire up the buddy .. Type in some text .. Click a few tabs and PRESTO .. It's written for me .. Even has the Var names to match my code .. Very nice.
"With just one use, well worth the $29.95 three and four times over, in the time it saved me."
15 January 2005, Texas, USA
"I'm very pleased with this purchase despite not having a demo to try.
"Fantastic product! I don't require regular expressions on a daily basis but when I do this tool is unbeatable. I've thankfully exchanged hours of frustrated, fiddling around with regexps for a few minutes with the easy to use RegexBuddy. The instant feedback and well thought out functionality are just so useful. This is a precise tool for a precise job - if you don't deal with regular expressions then you don't need this tool, but if you do.....then it's a MUST have."
19 November 2004, United Kingdom
"First of all fantastic tool! Better than anything else currently out there that I've tried. The fast real-time match highlighting is so productive! And a great informative tutorial too."
1 July 2004, North Carolina, USA
"Your product is fantastic. It is really helping me to get to grips with regular expressions."
10 May 2004, South Africa
"I just purchased RegexBuddy and can't be happier. The documentation and tutorial is worth the price alone. Thanks for a great software product that simply does what it says!"
6 June 2007, New Hampshire, USA
"I bought a license of RegexBuddy about a month ago and totally love it! I'm a PHP developer and creating even complex regular expressions in RegexBuddy is a breeze...
"The software is really worth every penny - keep up the great work!"
10 April 2007, South Africa
Rudy Van Bree
"You may have heard this before but I just want to tell you myself. Your tool rocks (as much rocking as you can do with geeky tools).
"I am not a novice programmer ( 25+ years ) and generally handy with regex but I could not figure out how to do something that has bugged me for days. It took me 15 minutes with your tool.
"The best 30 bucks I have spent in quite a while."
20 March 2007, Utah, USA
"I have to say that RegexBuddy is an invaluable tool. It is by far the best regular expression tool that I have ever used. I used to waste time trying to debug my Perl regex's using tons of simple 'print' statements. All that is gone and I definitely now have a better understanding of the more advanced features of regular expressions thanks to this tool.
"The best part of RegexBuddy is that I can enter a regex that I wrote in Perl, and can easily convert it to a different language. Sometimes the only option I have is to use VBScript, and being able to quickly and easily convert my Perl regex to VBScript is a huge timesaver.
"I also love the "Comment with RegexBuddy's regex tree" feature. Adding this regex explanation to my code really helps the uninitiated understand what I've done, and makes my code easier to maintain.
"Oh, and lastly, THANK YOU for TPerlRegex. I'm learning Delphi (for Win32) and I couldn't live without your TPerlRegex component.
"I'm a registered user of the product and I tell every person that will listen about regular expressions and your product."
22 January 2007, Iowa, USA
"I just first want to say what a great application this is...it has saved me vast amounts of time and works so incredibly well. I am able to put together regexes in minutes and test them at the same time with real data, which would normally take hours.
"I don't use it every single day, but when I need it, I REALLY need it!"
3 November 2006, Georgia, USA
"I purchased RegexBuddy a year or so ago and I use it all the time with Perl. I just wanted to tell you that it's a very good product!"
27 September 2006, Alabama, USA
"I'm very pleased with RegexBuddy, so please put this testimonial on your website.
"I had written some complex regular expressions which worked fine when a match was found. But when subject could not be matched it took a lot of time, up to 200ms, to return a result.
"RegexBuddy's debugger quickly showed me the expression caused catastrophic backtracking and allowed to find source of the problem. The same debugger also showed me how to greatly improve performance in other expressions.
"I could simply never have done this without this tool."
11 August 2006, The Netherlands
"This software is a absolute TIME SAVER! And is really an educational tool! The pre-written email regular expression and discussion is better than anything I've found on the web!
"I buy a lot of labor saving software and I have to say this is probably the best value I've ever gotten. You can use my testimony if you like.
"You get a first rate reg exp education and the library alone is worth 10 times the price. Really, if you think about how long it would take to analyze a regular expression and take into account your hourly rate (even if paid by the job) you will see that this product is easily worth $100 or more. Actually it is worth about $500, but because of the poor reputation of this kind of software, the highest perceived value for a "small" program like this is about $100. The tragedy for you guys is that it is worth a LOT more."
31 May 2006, California, USA
"I've been bragging on this product to my co-workers and IT friends, ESPECIALLY regarding the "helpful help" and tutorials (my redundant phrase indicating that, unlike some help systems, "helpful help" means it really does help)! This product eliminates the need for a book, although the recommendations and advice you give are outstanding. It's good to see someone in this industry providing killer tools like this. Keep it up!"
25 March 2006, Florida, USA
"I am really enjoying using your program, and before this, I hated regular expressions. Now, I've gone over to the dark side, and I love them."
2 March 2006, Kansas, USA
"I am a .Net developer with a decent working knowledge of regular expressions. I have found RegexBuddy to be an incredible tool because its debugging features allow me to tinker with a pattern until it works correctly with my actual data. Its graphical nature allows me to build a pattern a piece at a time and see what is working and not working. This empowers me to use regular expression methods such as Split or Replace to greatly simplify my code in places where I would otherwise need to do extensive byte by byte loops. Besides being an outstanding value for the money, email tech support is outstanding! Additionally, the tutorial itself is worth the price of the product. If you only use regular expressions once in 5 years this product would still be an outstanding value for your money!"
23 February 2006, Indiana, USA
"Thank you very much for RegexBuddy. Not only did it save me a lot of work; but more importantly it has helped me learn to read & write regular expressions through its easy to use interface and debugging functionality.
"It really was worth it (wasn't so sure when i first bought it)."
20 September 2005, Maine, USA
"I don't normally write and rave about a product that I've purchased. However, I usually don't get a chance to use a product as awesome as RegexBuddy!
"RegexBuddy has become an invaluable tool in my day-to-day life. I can't even comprehend how much time and energy RegexBuddy has saved me!
"I just wanted to thank you for a great product. The software has been instrumental in me learning regular expressions. Although I don't use the software quite as much as I did initially, I find the 'Use' section to be very cool and well, useful.
"Keep up the good work!"
9 August 2005, Indiana, USA
"I purchased RegexBuddy about a week ago after having read through your excellent tutorial. It has been the single most useful piece of software I've ever purchased, I could not imagine creatibg complicated regular expressions without it."
28 April 2005, New York, USA
"I want to say thanks for a great application. RegexBuddy has helped me tremendously in learning regular expressions. This has greatly enhanced my skill set as a developer. Knowing the value, power and efficiency of regex, I have attempted to learn regex before. However, it was always an attempt to learn too much at one time and I usually forget much of it shortly after learning it. This resulted in creating even the simplest regular expression to be an ordeal of looking things up in a reference book as I pain staking created (and tested) a regex token by token, often taking far too much of my valuable time.
"RegexBuddy has allowed me to learn one area or token type at a time, giving me support & feedback while doing so. At the same time, I can still confidently create complex Regular Expressions that use tokens that I have not yet learned or do not use frequently. RegexBuddy’s token-by-token creating model, instant visual feedback, and testing capability make creating even complex regular expressions simple and straightforward, allowing me to create complex regular expressions quickly & confidently. Moreover, I am learning regex syntax while doing such. I can easily say I have learned and retained more about regex use and syntax after a few hours of actual use of RegexBuddy then I did in two to three time as much time spent reading about them. This is simply because I am the type of person that learns best by doing, and then receiving instant feedback.
"The increased confidence and familiarity of Regular Expressions that RegexBuddy has given me has led me to use them more frequently in my daily work. It has increased the efficiency of my applications, and my daily productivity. So much so, that it led me to purchase your PowerGREP application. Lastly, RegexBuddy has the outstanding quality and usability I have come to expect from JGSoft. (In addition to RegexBuddy, I own and use regularly, EditPad Pro, AceText, and now PowerGREP.)
"Thanks again for a great application that does what it promises, and does it well, while being a joy to use."
2 May 2005, New York, USA
"I finally got a chance to install [RegexBuddy 2.0] and use it for the first time since I downloaded the upgrade. My jaw dropped. The quality of the help files really stands out. The debug feature is great for me as I don't use regular expressions day in and day out.
"I'm so happy with this product I'm evaluating EditPad Pro and considering moving from Ultra Edit."
2 February 2005, Rhode Island, USA
"I would just like to thank you for two pieces of great software - RegexBuddy and EditPad Pro. I'm a little dense sometimes, but I'm finding these tools a wonderful way to learn about regular expressions. You are a very good teacher."
20 January 2005, Connecticut, USA
"RegexBuddy is a great tool! I've always shied away from using regexes because they are so hard to create and test, but with RegexBuddy I've been able to do some things that would have taken hundreds of hours of programming in VB.NET, if I could have done them at all.
"RegexBuddy has completely changed my feeling about regexes and has saved me huge amounts of time. I like your price structure, but this tool is worth much more than what I paid for it."
13 December 2004, Arizona, USA
"Just wanted to tell you how much I love RegexBuddy. It has already saved me a huge amount of time. The license already paid for itself!"
30 September 2004, Austria
"My hats are off to you guys! Your RegexBuddy is a GODSEND!
"I use this program probably 10 times per day when developing applications in PHP. It is great because it not only describes and outlines regexes, but teaches you along the way. Just wanted to drop you a line from this very satisfied customer!"
29 September 2004, South Carolina, USA
"I would like to thank you for a terrific product. The very first time I really needed to use regular expressions, RegexBuddy saved me hours of work. Plus, the code using regular expressions is far more elegant than doing it with standard string find and replace routines."
4 August 2004, Oregon, USA
"RegexBuddy is exactly the extra tool I needed. It takes away my uncertainty as a regex (PowerGREP) user.
"Regexes are extremely powerful, but RegexBuddy shows quite well that their complexity can be tamed without degrading their performance!"
5 May 2004, Belgium