Rexx Programmer's Reference

by Howard Fosdick

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Book Description

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.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Rexx Programmer's Reference ebook for free in PDF format (8.6 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction to Scripting and Rexx
 
Chapter 2
Language Basics
 
Chapter 3
Control Structures
 
Chapter 4
Arrays
 
Chapter 5
Input and Output
 
Chapter 6
String Manipulation
 
Chapter 7
Numbers, Calculations, and Conversions
 
Chapter 8
Subroutines, Functions, and Modularity
 
Chapter 9
Debugging and the Trace Facility
 
Chapter 10
Errors and Condition Trapping
 
Chapter 11
The External Data Queue, or "Stack"
 
Chapter 12
Rexx with Style
 
Chapter 13
Writing Portable Rexx
 
Chapter 14
Issuing System Commands
 
Chapter 15
Interfacing to Relational Databases
 
Chapter 16
Graphical User Interfaces
 
Chapter 17
Web Programming with CGI and Apache
 
Chapter 18
XML and Other Interfaces
 
Chapter 19
Evolution and Implementations
 
Chapter 20
Regina
 
Chapter 21
Rexx/imc
 
Chapter 22
BRexx
 
Chapter 23
Reginald
 
Chapter 24
Handhelds and Embedded Programming
 
Chapter 25
Rexx for Palm OS
 
Chapter 26
r4 and Object-Oriented roo!
 
Chapter 27
Open Object Rexx
 
Chapter 28
Open Object Rexx Tutorial
 
Chapter 29
IBM Mainframe Rexx
 
Chapter 30
NetRexx
 
Appendix A
Resources
 
Appendix B
Instructions
 
Appendix C
Functions
 
Appendix D
Regina Extended Functions
 
Appendix E
Mainframe Extended Functions
 
Appendix F
Rexx/SQL Functions
 
Appendix G
Rexx/Tk Functions
 
Appendix H
Tools, Interfaces, and Packages
 
Appendix I
Open Object Rexx: Classes and Methods
 
Appendix J
Mod_Rexx: Functions and Special Variables
 
Appendix K
NetRexx: Quick Reference
 
Appendix L
Interpreter System Information
 
Appendix M
Answers to "Test Your Understanding" Questions
 

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Wrox
Published
2005
Pages
723
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9780764579967
ISBN10 Digital
0764579967
PDF Size
8.6 MB
License
CC BY

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