I believe that it's imperative for us, the future generation of
programmers, to preserve computing history. If no one is to
learn the features of any piece of computing history, we'd let
vital parts of the journey that brought computers this far go
unarchived and forgotten. So, much like people would with
endangered spoken languages and cultures in the real world, we
must take the time to educate ourselves on old and beautiful
aspects of computing.
That's why I wrote Rapira Reborn, the world's first guide to a fascinating Soviet programming language from the 1980s. I hope you'll join me in this journey of exploring Rapira, one of the most interesting yet largely untouched languages in the world.