Will Salt

Will Salt

I'm a Lead Developer at Scott Logic, based in our Bristol office. My interests are varied and wide-ranging, but I tend to specialise in .NET and cloud-hosted technologies. When I'm not at a keyboard, I get passionate about almost any sort of outdated and vintage machinery.
Regular expressions are very powerful, but something that many developers are wary of using—they have a reputation of being difficult to understand. If you appreciate their underlying principles, you can understand them better, and if your code takes advantage of this, you may be able to refactor them into a more readable form.
You may have heard of "Infrastructure as Code" - but have you heard of "Infrastructure as Code as a Service"? We wanted to reliably and routinely set up hardware on demand as and when we needed it; this was our approach.