Concepts that Allow Learning the Programming Language Rexx Much Faster than Other Languages

Rony G. Flatscher*, Till Winkler

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The open object Rexx (ooRexx) programming language has been successfully used to teach business administration students programming from scratch in a single semester. Students are able to interact with Windows and Microsoft Office, but also to use Java classes for programming OpenOffice/LibreOffice and JavaFX (GUIs) on all modern operating systems. A key factor in this is the design of the Rexx programming language, on which ooRexx is based. This article introduces the most important concepts of the language, which make it possible to learn programming faster than with other languages. In particular, concepts such as single data type, decimal arithmetic, instruction types and others are introduced and demonstrated with the help of examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMIPRO 2024 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication47th ICT and Electroncis Convention
Place of PublicationRijeka
PublisherMIPRO Croatian Society
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Eventmipro 2024: ICT and Electronics Convention - Opatija, Opatija, Croatia
Duration: 20 May 202424 May 2024

Publication series

SeriesMipro Proceedings


Conferencemipro 2024
Abbreviated titleMIPRO 2024
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Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102015 Information systems
  • 102022 Software development
  • 502050 Business informatics


  • teaching programming
  • bachelor students
  • Rexx
  • ooRexx

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