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Two free handy tools for Programmers - Expresso and Programmers Notepad

1. Expresso - Free Regex Builder for Windows


Expresso is a free (Need to register) Regular Expression tool which is having many regular expressions ready to be used or you can create one easily.

The award-winning Expresso editor is equally suitable as a teaching tool for the beginning user of regular expressions or as a full-featured development environment for the experienced programmer or web designer with an extensive knowledge of regular expressions.


Build complex regular expressions by selecting components from a palette
Test expressions against real or sample input data
Display all matches in a tree structure, showing captured groups, and all captures within a group
Build replacement strings and test the match and replace functionality
Highlight matched text in the input data
Test automatically for syntax errors
Generate Visual Basic, C#, or C++ code
Save and restore data in a project file
Maintain and expand a library of frequently used regular expressions

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2. Programmer’s Notepad - Free Syntax-Highlighting Text Editor


As the name says Programmer’s Notepad is a Notepad for the programmers which supports, Syntax Highlighting, Autocomplete, and also it support many languages


Syntax Highlighting for lots of languages: Ada, Assembler, Bash, Batch Files, C/C++, C#, CSS, D, Diff, Docbook XML, Fortran 77, Fortran 95, HTML, IDL, Java, JavaScript, LaTeX, Lisp, Lua, Make, Matlab, Modula-2, NSIS2 Installer, Octave, Output, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PHP Script, PL/SQL, Powershell, Properties, Python, Ruby, Scheme, Specman, SQL, TCL, VBScript, Verilog, VHDL, Visual Basic, XML.

Unlimited number of schemes supported, powerful syntax  highlighting supporting both user-defined and built-in schemes

Docking windows for: File Browser, Open Files, Text Clips, Tool Output, Find in Files results

Regular expression search and replace (full perl syntax)

Split Views

Bookmarks (both numbered and plain)

Projects and Project Groups with multi-level folders and file system mirroring

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[Via CyberNet News]