Events & Symposium - Symposium - 2008 - Abstracts

The 2008 International Rexx Symposium
28 April - 1 May 2008
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association

A B S T R A C T S


Title ooRexx Group Therapy
Speaker Rick McGuire
Abstract A largely unstructured presentation designed to help attendees overcome object-phobia and better understand the benefits of the object-oriented approach to programming. Attendees should come prepared to ask questions (lots of questions!) about what they don't understand or find unsettling about object-oriented programming.
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Title Open Object Rexx Project Update
Speaker Rick McGuire
Abstract Update on the ooRexx project. A summary of what's been going on with the ooRexx project since the 2007 Symposium, including details on the 3.2.0 release and the progress on the 4.0 release targeted for later this year.
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Title ooRexx Internals
Speaker Rick McGuire
Abstract An informal tour of how the ooRexx code is structured and organized.
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Title New Features Available in ooRexx 3.2
Speaker Rick McGuire
Abstract An overview of many of the new features added in the last official release (3.2) of ooRexx.
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Title The ooRexx Incubator...Hatching Future Extensions
Speaker Rick McGuire
Abstract The ooRexx project has a number of projects in various stages of completion in its project incubator.  Rick will give an overview of some of the projects in the works, including a new regular expression class, some XML classes, a RexxDoc generator, the CSVStream, and Rexx serialization support.
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Title A Proposed Decimal Formatter Class For ooRexx
Speaker Lee Peedin
Abstract After seeking input from the members of the RexxLA, Lee has put together a decimal formatter class. This presentation will demonstrate its purpose and ease of use.
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Title A 21st Century Version of RexxTry
Speaker Lee Peedin
Abstract Using several not so well known features of ooRexx, Lee will demonstrate a GUI application that works very similar to the RexxTry that we've come to love and use over the years. ooRexxTry currently uses the ooDialog classes which means this is a Windows only utility; however, discussion will be held in regards to any desire that a cross platform GUI library be used.
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Title Programming Internet Protocols in ooRexx
Speaker David Ashley
Abstract Using classes to encapsulate sockets, mime types and internet protocols like SMTP. It presents a set of classes that perform this task and some example programs.
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Title RexxGTK
Speaker David Ashley
Abstract Programming a platform independent GUI applications with ooRexx on Linux and Windows.
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Title The ooRexx 4.x APIs and creating extension classes in C++
Speaker David Ashley
Abstract Using the RexxGTK library as an example show and explain the new ooRexx 4.x C++ APIs.
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Title An Experimental INCLUDE Facility for Rexx
Speaker Les Koehler
Abstract Les will present the rationale, requirements, development and results of his experimental INCLUDE function as applied to the four programs implementing Excel Automation that he presented last year in Tampa. This INCLUDE capability is low overhead and easily integrated with existing code, which is how it was developed. The presentation will show some of the pitfalls that were overcome and examine the execution time impacts.
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Title DUMPVARS - A wrapper for SysDumpVariables
Speaker Les Koehler
Abstract Les will present his DUMPVARS function which is used to extend the syntax of SysDumpVariables to increase it's usability by automatically naming dump files to tie them to the program being executed, allowing multiple generations of dump files and providing a cleanup capability. The presentation will explain the syntax of DUMPVARS and the results of the various types of invocation.
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Title IEEE 754r arithmetic for Rexx
Speaker Mike Cowlishaw
Abstract The IEEE 754r revision committee has almost completed the task of adding decimal arithmetic to the IEEE 754 standard, derived from the decimal arithmetic currently in Rexx.  In this talk, Mike will summarize the current Rexx arithmetic and the differences and enhancements in the IEEE draft standard and then make a concrete proposal for how this might be added to Rexx. URL: http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal
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Title Starting OO Design Parts 1 & 2
Speaker Gil Barmwater
Abstract This will be a 2 part tutorial type presentation where Gil will demonstrate and explain each part of the tutorial written by Jon Wolfers and housed in the ooRexx Wiki.
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Title SlickEdit Version 2008
Speaker Scott Westfall
Abstract At the invitation of the 2008 RexxLA Symposium Planning Committee, Mr. Westfall is scheduled to present an overview of this powerful programmer's editor. At SlickEdit, our belief is that it's the code that really matters. We are a company of power programmers working to develop the tools that power programmers demand, tools that provide the best editing capabilities to help you write your code the way you want. We take great pride in delivering unparalleled power, speed, and flexibility to our customers. Our goal is to remove the tedious tasks involved with programming, allowing you to focus on the reason you first got into programming: the thrill of writing great code.
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Title Opensourcing NetRexx
Speaker Ren Vincent Jansen
Abstract An update to the effort to open source NetRexx.
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