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.

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.

MVS TSO

Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates
ISBN: 0911625569
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Computers

Now you can quickly master ISPF with this practical book. Chapter 1introduces you to MVS (both MVS/XA and MVS/ESA) and shows you how TSO/ISPF relates to the operating system. Then, the remaining 7 chapters teach you how to use ISPF for everyday programming tasks.

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.

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 Command Level Programming

Author: Alida Jatich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: UCAL:$B221462
Release Date: 1991-05-28
Genre: Computers

This Second Edition includes all relevant information regarding IBM's latest major update releases of CICS. Using a step-by-step tutorial, it shows how to develop and maintain CICS code for maximum system effectiveness. Coverage includes all commands, support functions, and VS COBOL II; detailed information on using the first microcomputer (OS/2) version of CICS; and table setup and system utilities for applications programmers developing software on personal computers. By providing a wealth of real-world examples, teaches readers a practical, streamlined approach to problem solving using the latest CICS coding techniques.

IMS for the COBOL Programmer Data communications and message format service

Author: Steve Eckols
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 0911625305
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Genre: Computers

The second part of IMS for the COBOL Programmer is for MVS programmers only. It teaches you how to handle online programs that access IMS databases and run under the data communications (DC) component of IMS. This book also covers Message Format Service (MFS). MFS acts as an interface between the format of messages at a terminal and the I/O formats in your programs. So you'll learn how to use MFS to create formatted screens that are easy for operators to use. And you'll learn what tasks you can handle through MFS instead of having to code for them in your DC programs.

What On Earth is a Mainframe

Author: David Stephens
Publisher: Lulu.com
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.

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.

Murach s Java Servlets and JSP

Author: Joel Murach
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 1890774782
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Computers

Provides information on using servlets and JavaServer Pages to create Web applications that use the MVC pattern.

CICS for the COBOL Programmer

Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates
ISBN: 0911625674
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Computers

This book takes up where Part 1 leaves off. Part 1 covers the basics of CICS...the elements you'll use in just about every CICS program you write. Part 2 covers the advanced features you'll use regularly, though you won't need all of them for every program.To be specific, this book teaches you: -- how to use browse commands to process a file sequentially-- how to use the browse commands to process VSAM alternate index files-- how DB2 database processing affects CICS programming (if you don't have any DB2 experience, this is just an introduction; you can get the additional DB2 training you'll need from our DB2 books, described on pages 3 and 4)-- how DL/I database processing affects CICS programming (again, this is an introduction; you can get the additional DL/I training you'll need from our IMS books, described on page 9)-- how to produce multi-page output using BMS page building-- how to use the ROUTE command to direct output to one or more terminals-- how to use terminal control commands that let you communicate directly with a terminal, bypassing BMS-- how to use temporary storage queues to store and retrieve small amounts of temporary data-- how to use transient data queues (transient data exists only from the time it's written to the time it's read)-- how to use interval control commands to start a task-- how to create an abend exit to keep your task from abending when an error occurs-- how to use the distributed processing features of CICS, including Distributed Program Link and APPCAfter finishing this book, then, you'll know a wide variety of advanced CICS features. Just as important, though, you'll know what features dosimilar things and when to use each one. And it's that knowledge that will save you time and work every day.

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.

Commands and procedures

Author: Doug Lowe
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 0911625577
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Computers

Once you know how to use ISPF, you're ready to learn to use the underlying TSO commands directly, for more control. So MVS TSO, Part 2 starts by teaching you how to use TSO commands for everyday programming tasks. And once you're skilled at using TSO commands, you're going to want to combine those commands into time-saving procedures for the job you do most often. So this book then goes on to teach you how to create procedures using either TSO's procedure facilities -- CLIST or REXX.

Beginning COBOL for Programmers

Author: Michael Coughlan
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430262541
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Computers

Beginning COBOL for Programmers is a comprehensive, sophisticated tutorial and modular skills reference on the COBOL programming language for established programmers. This book is for you if you are a developer who would like to—or must—add COBOL to your repertoire. Perhaps you recognize the opportunities presented by the current COBOL skills crisis, or are working in a mission critical enterprise which retains legacy COBOL applications. Whatever your situation, Beginning COBOL for Programmers meets your needs as an established programmer moving to COBOL. Beginning COBOL for Programmers includes comprehensive coverage of ANS 85 COBOL features and techniques, including control structures, condition names, sequential and direct access files, data redefinition, string handling, decimal arithmetic, subprograms, and the report writer. The final chapter includes a substantial introduction to object-oriented COBOL. Benefiting from over one hundred example programs, you’ll receive an extensive introduction to the core and advanced features of the COBOL language and will learn to apply these through comprehensive and varied exercises. If you've inherited some legacy COBOL, you’ll be able to grasp the COBOL idioms, understand the constructs, and recognize what's happening in the code you’re working with. Today’s enterprise application developers will find that COBOL skills open new—or old—doors, and this extensive COBOL reference is the book to help you acquire and develop your COBOL skills.