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Since the first edition was published in , this book has been used by IBM for both customer and employee training, by hundreds of companies for training, by more than colleges for courses, and by many thousands of programmers for self-instruction and on-the-job reference.
To a large extent, this book set the standards that are used for structured design and coding in enterprise COBOL shops throughout the world. Although this book was published in , it still presents the core skills you need for getting a job in a mainframe shop. If you are programming on the IBM mainframe platform, or intend to be, this is a title you should have on your desk. It works if you have no programming experience.
It works if you've developed programs with another language like Java, C , or Visual Basic. That's why it is often called a "dying language. Those programs need to be maintained. And this is the only book that shows you the techniques that were used to develop those programs. In summary, then, this is the right book for anyone who needs to use structured COBOL on a mainframe.
You can read these chapters in sequence or in any order you prefer. Because file processing not database processing is a major feature of many mainframe programs, these are essential skills for COBOL programmers. You also need to learn your way around the IBM mainframe environment.
Like all our books, this one has features that you won't find in competing books. But here are three that are specific to this book:. That means that it is best used in a training program or environment that gives you free access to an IBM mainframe. Then, you can compile and test your programs on that mainframe.
Depending on your assignments, here are other mainframe books that may be useful, and all of them interface easily with our Mainframe COBOL book:.
This book presents the background skills that every programmer needs for working with an IBM mainframe. Today, legacy CICS applications are still widely-used by government and financial institutions. Part 1 presents the basic skills that all DB2 programmers need.
Part 1 of this series shows how to use the ISPF text editor to develop your programs. Table of Contents. As a result, it gives you some required background, then takes you through two sample programs, so you can see all the pieces that are involved. At the end of this chapter, you should understand how the code in these programs works and be able to code simple interactive programs of your own. This file contains 1 a student workbook in PDF format with learning aids like chapter objectives, summary points, and projects, and 2 the files you need to do the projects.
Although these materials are designed primarily for students or trainees who are using this book for a class, they can also be used for self-study. Self-extracting Zip file Kb Download Now. This download contains the files for the data and programs in the book.
The programs include report-preparation programs, file update and maintenance programs, and query programs that are typical of the types of programs you'll develop every day on the job. This download also contains a Readme document that summarizes what programs are included and how they relate to the chapters in the book.
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Meet Our Customer Service Staff. Courseware for Trainers Overview. What Our Courseware Includes. How to Prepare for a Course. How to Order Our Books and Courseware. Books for College Instructors. Murach for Instructors Website. Customer Service But here are three that are specific to this book: In chapters 4 and 5, you'll learn the structured programming methods that have been used in the best mainframe shops.
They became an ad hoc standard in many mainframe shops by the mids. Besides teaching standard COBOL, which can be run on any computer system, ours is the only book that shows you how to work in the IBM mainframe environment.
Whether you're a beginner or a professional, you'll boost your productivity by using these as models when you create or maintain COBOL programs. To view the table of contents for this book in a PDF, just click on the link below: Table of Contents.
Chapter 1 PDF Kb Download Now The student materials This file contains 1 a student workbook in PDF format with learning aids like chapter objectives, summary points, and projects, and 2 the files you need to do the projects. Self-extracting Zip file Kb Download Now The book programs and data This download contains the files for the data and programs in the book.
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