Rexx Programmer's Reference

Rexx Programmer's Reference

by Howard Fosdick
     
 

  • Originally developed for mainframes but highly portable across platforms-from servers to desktops to handhelds-Rexx is an easy yet powerful scripting language that's widely used for rapid application development.
  • Covers Rexx interpreters for specialized functions-object-oriented, mainframe, and handheld.
  • There are 8 different free Rexx interpreters

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Overview

  • Originally developed for mainframes but highly portable across platforms-from servers to desktops to handhelds-Rexx is an easy yet powerful scripting language that's widely used for rapid application development.
  • Covers Rexx interpreters for specialized functions-object-oriented, mainframe, and handheld.
  • There are 8 different free Rexx interpreters optimized for different platforms and uses. This book shows how to use them all.
  • Shows how to script for GUIs, databases, web servers, XML, and other interfaces.
  • Details how to make the best use of Rexx tools and interfaces, with examples for both Linux and Windows.
  • Includes a tutorial with lots of examples to help people get up and running.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
If you’ve spent time on IBM platforms -- especially mainframe or midrange -- chances are you know Rexx. Over a million developers recognize its productivity, power, and simplicity. Nowadays, it’ll run on everything from Palm and Windows handhelds to Linux and Solaris boxes. Whether you’re refreshing your skills or learning Rexx for the first time, you’ve hit the jackpot with Rexx Programmer’s Reference.

Howard Fosdick covers all the language basics, from syntax to style, but that’s just the beginning. There’s plenty of coverage of “modern” Rexx: GUIs, web programming, SQL and XML interfaces. There’s a lengthy section on today’s most powerful Rexx tools and implementations, from Regina and Reginald to the newly open-sourced Open Object Rexx. Finally, there are references to everything from NetRexx to mainframe extended functions.

There aren’t a lot of new Rexx books out there. Fortunately, this one’s terrific. Bill Camarda, from the May 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764579967
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.55(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Fosdick has performed DBA and systems support work as an independent consultant for 15 years. He’s coded in Rexx for nearly two decades and has worked in most other major scripting languages. Fosdick has written many technical articles, founded two database users’ groups, and is known as the originator of such concepts as “hype cycles” and “open consulting.”

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