I've recently discovered that my beloved Rexx programming language has an open-source derivative (NetRexx) that appears to be in active development. This is quite fortuitous as I'm about to start a large software project in Java and it would be nice to obfuscate away some of the wonkier bits of the Java programming language and focus on what will assuredly be a daunting programming task. Before I do, though, I'm wondering where the other NetRexx-ers are? The forums on the various NetRexx sites all seem to be largely dead. Who is managing the project and where does the community congregate? If I do decide to write the entire application in NetRexx, I know I'm going to run into trouble here and there and it would be nice to be able to ask the community for help. If there is no community, I might as well write the thing in stock Java because at least with Java I can get help via Stack Overflow, Oracle support forums, code ranch, etc.
Me too. what a coincidence!
I was planning to begin a big project, but was reluctant to learn the Java syntax.
What a nice surprise to discover NetRexx :-) (I have been programming in REXX (mainframe) for years...)
While reading throughout the documentation (3.03 GA) I find myself continuously (quietly) saying: yes, Yes, YES !