Murach s CICS for the COBOL Programmer

Author: Raul Menendez
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 189077409X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

Covers the latest versions of CICS (including CICS Transaction Server) so that beginners can learn current coding practices from the start. Six beginning chapters show how to develop CICS programs, and later chapters present CICS commands and techniques used regularly, commands and techniques for file and database processing, and code necessary for maintaining older programs.

CICS for the COBOL Programmer

Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates
ISBN: 0911625607
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Computers

More than 100,000 programmers have learned CICS from Doug Lowe's two-part series. As one trainer wrote about Doug, "His writing is concise, understanding of the less experienced reader without being condescending, and above all, it is written in clear, familiar terms that don't require constant translation of acronyms and programming terms. In this field of technical jargon, Doug Lowe is indeed a refreshing experience".

Murach s Structured COBOL

Author: Mike Murach
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 1890774057
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Computers

This book does something no other COBOL book does, it teaches how to develop COBOL programs using a PC-based compiler as well as on a mainframe. It's realistic slant and the emphasis on the structured programming methods that professionals use make this book the ideal choice for anyone wanting to learn COBOL.

VSAM for the COBOL Programmer

Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates
ISBN: PSU:000023574120
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Computers

This book teaches you all you need to know to handle VSAM files in your COBOL programs. To make learning easier, this book contains dozens of examples of COBOL programs, JCL listings, and AMS job listings. So you'll see how the various language elements interrelate. And you'll have plenty of practical models to use when you're working with VSAM on your own.

DB2 Developer s Guide

Author: Craig S. Mullins
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 9780132836449
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Computers

DB2 Developer's Guide is the field's #1 go-to source for on-the-job information on programming and administering DB2 on IBM z/OS mainframes. Now, three-time IBM Information Champion Craig S. Mullins has thoroughly updated this classic for DB2 v9 and v10. Mullins fully covers new DB2 innovations including temporal database support; hashing; universal tablespaces; pureXML; performance, security and governance improvements; new data types, and much more. Using current versions of DB2 for z/OS, readers will learn how to: * Build better databases and applications for CICS, IMS, batch, CAF, and RRSAF * Write proficient, code-optimized DB2 SQL * Implement efficient dynamic and static SQL applications * Use binding and rebinding to optimize applications * Efficiently create, administer, and manage DB2 databases and applications * Design, build, and populate efficient DB2 database structures for online, batch, and data warehousing * Improve the performance of DB2 subsystems, databases, utilities, programs, and SQL stat DB2 Developer's Guide, Sixth Edition builds on the unique approach that has made previous editions so valuable. It combines: * Condensed, easy-to-read coverage of all essential topics: information otherwise scattered through dozens of documents * Detailed discussions of crucial details within each topic * Expert, field-tested implementation advice * Sensible examples

IMS for the COBOL Programmer Data base processing with IMS

Author: Steve Eckols
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: UCAL:$B140452
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Computers

IMS database processing hasn't changed much since this book was published in 1986. So if you have to maintain an old program that uses DL/I, you won't find a better book than this one. In it, you'll learn: the DL/I database structure; COBOL for using DL/I; how to work with secondary indexing, logical databases, and databases with logical relationships; how to use recovery and restart features; and the basic considerations for coding DL/I programs with CICS or IMS DC.

DB2 for the COBOL Programmer

Author: Curtis Garvin
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 1890774022
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Computers

If you are looking for a practical DB2 book that focuses on application programming, this is the book for you. Written from the programmer's point of view, it will quickly teach you what you need to know to access and process DB2 data in your COBOL programs using embedded SQL. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to make it even more valuable to the programmer who is slugging it out on the job. You will learn: the critical DB2 concepts that let you understand how DB2 works; the basic DB2 coding features you will use in every program you write; how to use version 4 enhancements like outer joins and explicit syntax for inner joins; how to work with column functions, scalar functions, and subqueries to manipulate data; how to use error handling techniques and ROLLBACK to protect DB2 data; why program efficiency is vital under DB2... and more.

Murach s OS 390 and Z OS JCL

Author: Raul Menendez
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 1890774146
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

A thoroughly redesigned and updated version of Murach's best-selling book that makes it easier than ever to learn how to use JCL (Job Control Language) on IBM mainframes. After you learn how to use JCL for the jobs that you run everyday, you will learn the advanced JCL skills that let you get the most from your operating system. Along the way, you'll learn how to use general-purpose utilities, the IDCAMS utility for VSAM files, and Unix system services. It's all there in the unique Murach style that has been training professional programmers for more than 25 years.

Sams Teach Yourself COBOL in 24 Hours

Author: Thane Hubbell
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0768685206
Release Date: 1998-11-28
Genre: Computers

Sams Teach Yourself COBOL in 24 Hours teaches the basics of COBOL programming in 24 step-by-step lessons. Each lesson builds on the previous one providing a solid foundation in COBOL programming concepts and techniques. This hands-on guide is the easiest, fastest way to begin creating standard COBOL compliant code. Business professionals and programmers from other languages will find this hands-on, task-oriented tutorial extremely useful for learning the essential features and concepts of COBOL programming. Writing a program can be a complex task. Concentrating on one development tool guides you to good results every time. There will be no programs that will not compile!

Cics Handbook

Author: Kageyama
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0070486360
Release Date: 2002-01-01

Written for CICS programmers, applications programmers and systems analysts, this reference book provides systematic, thorough coverage of all facets of CICS for experienced programmers. Numerous examples and brief case studies illustrate key points.

DB2 SQL Tuning Tips for z OS Developers

Author: Tony Andrews
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 9780133038521
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Genre: Computers

The Definitive Solutions-Oriented Guide to IBM® DB2® for z/OS®: Now Fully Updated for Both v9 and v10! The largest database tuning performance gains can often be obtained from tuning application code, and applications that use SQL to retrieve data are the best candidates for tuning. This well-organized, easy-to-understand reference brings together more than 100 SQL-related skills and techniques that any developer can use to build and optimize DB2 applications for consistently superior performance. DB2 tuning expert Tony Andrews (“Tony the Tuner”) draws on more than 20 years of DB2-related experience, empowering you to take performance into your own hands, whether you’re writing new software or tuning existing systems. Tony shows you exactly how to clear bottlenecks, resolve problems, and improve both speed and reliability. This book fully reflects the latest SQL programming best practices for DB2 V9 and DB2 V10 on z/OS: techniques that are taught in no other book and are rarely covered in general DB2 SQL courses. Drawing on his extensive consulting experience and highly praised training with Themis Inc., Tony also presents practical checklists and an invaluable 15-step methodology for optimizing virtually any DB2 application. Coverage includes Empowering developers on knowing what to do and where to look in resolving performance problems in queries or programs Providing many programming and SQL coding examples Establishing standards and guidelines that lead to high-performance SQL Implementing time-efficient code walkthroughs to ensure that your standards are followed Focusing on the small number of SQL statements that consume the most resources Identifying simple solutions that deliver the most sizable benefits Optimizing performance by rewriting query predicates more efficiently Providing a better understanding of SQL optimization and Runstat statistics Recognizing opportunities to tweak your code more effectively than the Optimizer Optimizing SQL code with COBOL applications Efficiently checking for the existence of data, rows, or tables Using Runstats’ newest capabilities to consistently optimize paths to data

What On Earth is a Mainframe

Author: David Stephens
ISBN: 9781409225355
Release Date: 2008-10-08
Genre: IBM computers

Confused about zSeries Mainframes? Need to understand the z/OS operating system - and in a hurry? Then you've just found the book you need.Avoiding technical jargon, this book gives you the basic facts in clear, light-hearted, entertaining English. You'll quickly learn what Mainframes are, what they do, what runs on them, and terms and terminology you need to speak Mainframe-ese.But it's not all technical. There's also invaluable information on the people that work on Mainframes, Mainframe management issues, new Mainframe trends, and other facts that don't seem to be written down anywhere else.Programmers, managers, recruitment consultants, and industry commentators will all find this book their new best friend when trying to understand the Mainframe world.

Introduction to the New Mainframe z OS Basics

Author: Mike Ebbers
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 9780738435343
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Genre: Computers

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides students of information systems technology with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic facilities of a mainframe computer. It is the first in a planned series of book designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, students are assumed to have successfully completed an introductory course in computer system concepts, such as computer organization and architecture, operating systems, data management, or data communications. They should also have successfully completed courses in one or more programming languages, and be PC literate. This book can also be used as a prerequisite for courses in advanced topics or for internships and special studies. It is not intended to be a complete text covering all aspects of mainframe operation or a reference book that discusses every feature and option of the mainframe facilities. Others who will benefit from this book include experienced data processing professionals who have worked with non-mainframe platforms, or who are familiar with some aspects of the mainframe but want to become knowledgeable with other facilities and benefits of the mainframe environment.

Murach s Mainframe COBOL

Author: Mike Murach
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 1890774243
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

The #1 choice of professional COBOL programmers because it shows how to design, code, test, and maintain structured COBOL programs on the IBM mainframes (or enterprise systems), this book also presents the IBM products that every mainframe programmer needs to know including TSO, ISPF, OS/390 JCL, VSAM Access Method Services, CICS, and DB2.