COBOL for the 21st Century

Author: Nancy B. Stern,Robert A. Stern,James P. Ley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118739532

Category: Computers

Page: 832

View: 8952

All orders for the regular 11th Edition will be automatically upgraded to the Update Edition. Please note the following changes made to the 11e Update Edition. As the authors were researching material on the COBOL standard, they realized that the planned COBOL 2008 standard (discussed in the 11th edition) did not in fact occur. Some of the items marked as COBOL 2008 in the 11th edition had in fact changed in 2002, and some marked as COBOL 2008 will now finally be changed in the upcoming proposed COBOL 2013 standard. Therefore, in the Update Edition, we have changed the icons to indicate COBOL 2002 changes and the upcoming proposed COBOL 2013 changes. We removed all references to NetExpress, (which Wiley no longer distributes,) and added information on the new Micro Focus Academic Program. As of Summer 2013, members of this program are eligible to receive free licenses of Visual COBOL for teaching; free downloads of Visual COBOL Personal Edition for students; free online web support through community forums, blogs, and support network; and access to online software documentation and product manuals. Visit for information on how to join. Some instructors reported that their students complained that the book felt dated, due to the older dates in code output. For a more contemporary feel, we changed these dates to the current year. We added program names to Practice Programs in the text for easier reference.
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Structured Cobol Programming, 8Th Ed

Author: Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126511877


Page: 800

View: 3120

This edition includes a revised disk, a full account of the problem, and an in-depth consideration of its relevance to COBOL. It also discusses other issues that could have a profound impact on information processing in the new century.· An Introduction to Structured Program Design in COBOL· The Data Division· Designing and Debugging Batch and Interactive COBOL Programs· Decision Making Using the If and Evaluate Statements· Iteration: Beyond the Basic Perform· Control Break Processing· Data Validation· Array Processing and Table Handling· Sequential File Processing· Sorting and Merging· Indexed and Relative File Processing· The Report Writer Module· An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
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COBOL for the 21st Century

Author: Nancy B. Stern,Robert A. Stern,James P. Ley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Computers

Page: 832

View: 5221

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Mainframe Assembler Programming

Author: Bill Qualls

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471249931

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 6505

Master the skills you need to take advantage of the booming market for mainframe programmers. Programmers acknowledge that understanding the internals of the machine helps them write more efficient code in cobol, C, and other high-level languages. Whether you are working on a Year 2000 team or setting up an e-commerce application, this book gets you up and running with the skills you'll need to retrofit systems and move mainframe programs into the 21st century. Designed to build skills rapidly and intuitively, Mainframe Assembler Programming: * Teaches you how to program mainframe Assembler on your PC * Starts you programming usable code from day 1, page 1 * Structures all lessons around real-world business applications * Uses the same five data sets throughout, so you get progressively more sophisticated results as you learn. On the enclosed disk you'll find: * PC/370-lets you program and execute mainframe Assembler on your PC * Source code for all examples from the book A rapid introduction or a refresher for experienced programmers, Mainframe Assembler Programming gives you the know-how you need to program for productivity and quality in the mainframe environment.
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Programming in Cobol/400

Author: James Cooper,Nancy B. Stern,Robert A. Stern

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471127222

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 7107

For companies moving their COBOL applications from older mainframes to AS/400, this book cover the specific tools from COBOL 400 that programmers need to convert and develop their applications.
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Advanced COBOL for Structured and Object-Oriented Programming

Author: Gary DeWard Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Computers

Page: 640

View: 7041

The classic guide to programming in COBOL-updated, expanded, and even more user-friendly than before Advanced Cobol, Third Edition For many years, Gary Brown's classic guide to advanced COBOL has been the on-the-job reference of choice for experienced COBOL programmers internationally. Without compromising on any of the outstanding features that made it so successful, this Third Edition has been updated and expanded to reflect all the important new trends and applications in COBOL programming. Packed with dozens of concise examples illustrating language features, and featuring several complete programs, this indispensable working resource arms you with practical coverage of: * All essential COBOL terms, concepts, and statements * COBOL programming solutions to the Y2K problem * Full Screen terminal support, subprograms and functions, and COBOL Report Writer * Items in proposed new ANSI Standard * Object-oriented COBOL * Obsolete statements and how to work around them * COBOL for client/server and distributed computing * Cross-system development * Application programming interfaces Wiley Computer Publishing. Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at
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COBOL for the 21st Century

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467294977

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 9899

Facts101 is your complete guide to COBOL for the 21st Century. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Software and Mind

The Mechanistic Myth and Its Consequences

Author: Andrei Sorin

Publisher: Andsor Books

ISBN: 0986938904

Category: Science

Page: 944

View: 6126

Addressing general readers as well as software practitioners, "Software and Mind" discusses the fallacies of the mechanistic ideology and the degradation of minds caused by these fallacies. Mechanism holds that every aspect of the world can be represented as a simple hierarchical structure of entities. But, while useful in fields like mathematics and manufacturing, this idea is generally worthless, because most aspects of the world are too complex to be reduced to simple hierarchical structures. Our software-related affairs, in particular, cannot be represented in this fashion. And yet, all programming theories and development systems, and all software applications, attempt to reduce real-world problems to neat hierarchical structures of data, operations, and features. Using Karl Popper's famous principles of demarcation between science and pseudoscience, the book shows that the mechanistic ideology has turned most of our software-related activities into pseudoscientific pursuits. Using mechanism as warrant, the software elites are promoting invalid, even fraudulent, software notions. They force us to depend on generic, inferior systems, instead of allowing us to develop software skills and to create our own systems. Software mechanism emulates the methods of manufacturing, and thereby restricts us to high levels of abstraction and simple, isolated structures. The benefits of software, however, can be attained only if we start with low-level elements and learn to create complex, interacting structures. Software, the book argues, is a non-mechanistic phenomenon. So it is akin to language, not to physical objects. Like language, it permits us to mirror the world in our minds and to communicate with it. Moreover, we increasingly depend on software in everything we do, in the same way that we depend on language. Thus, being restricted to mechanistic software is like thinking and communicating while being restricted to some ready-made sentences supplied by an elite. Ultimately, by impoverishing software, our elites are achieving what the totalitarian elite described by George Orwell in "Nineteen Eighty-Four" achieves by impoverishing language: they are degrading our minds.
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Sams Teach Yourself COBOL in 24 Hours

Author: Thane Hubbell

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768685206

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 2907

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!
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COBOL Unleashed

Author: Jon Wessler

Publisher: Sams

ISBN: 9780672312540

Category: Computers

Page: 1021

View: 4025

Presents real-world solutions to programming problems facing COBOL programmers. These solutions are presented in a topic-by-topic. Key topics include: year 2000 problems and solutions; legacy code migration, maintenance and reengineering; and interoperability and compatibility of legacy systems.
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Visual COBOL

A Developer's Guide to Modern COBOL

Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692737446

Category: COBOL (Computer program language)

Page: 372

View: 7882

Forget what you think you may know about COBOL. Even though the language is more than 50 years old, COBOL applications still reign in the world of enterprise IT. With billions of transactions executed every day and often running behind the scenes, COBOL systems touch many aspects of our daily lives. Your mission: To start a new era of innovation powered by modern tools that bridge COBOL systems to the world of Java and .NET. Brought to you by Micro Focus (, the leader in COBOL development tools, this book is written for the COBOL, Java and .NET developer. Key features include: A simplified real-world example to illustrate key concepts; an explanation of the .NET and Java object models for the COBOL developer; an introduction to COBOL for the Java or .NET developer; a complete reference to the new syntax for Visual COBOL; and a free student development tools license integrated within Visual Studio and Eclipse. The author, Paul Kelly, has worked at Micro Focus for over twenty years. He started as a technical author before moving into software development. Paul worked on Visual COBOL for 10 years between 2002 and 2012, initially on Visual Studio development, then later on Eclipse, before changing roles again to work as an architect developing a cloud-based SaaS offering for Micro Focus.
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The Computing Universe

A Journey through a Revolution

Author: Tony Hey,Gyuri Pápay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316123227

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Computers now impact almost every aspect of our lives, from our social interactions to the safety and performance of our cars. How did this happen in such a short time? And this is just the beginning. In this book, Tony Hey and Gyuri Pápay lead us on a journey from the early days of computers in the 1930s to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. Along the way, they explain the ideas behind hardware, software, algorithms, Moore's Law, the birth of the personal computer, the Internet and the Web, the Turing Test, Jeopardy's Watson, World of Warcraft, spyware, Google, Facebook and quantum computing. This book also introduces the fascinating cast of dreamers and inventors who brought these great technological developments into every corner of the modern world. This exciting and accessible introduction will open up the universe of computing to anyone who has ever wondered where his or her smartphone came from.
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Teach Yourself Cobol in 21 Days

Author: Mo Budlong

Publisher: Sams

ISBN: 9780672311376

Category: Computers

Page: 1056

View: 1423

Presented in a logical sequence that clearly outlines the principles involved in developing programs, this work provides readers with the basics to write a first program
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Structured COBOL Programming

Author: Nancy B. Stern,Robert A. Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: COBOL (Computer program language)

Page: 815

View: 5352

This new edition of the best-selling COBOL text has been thoroughly revised and updated. It covers the latest COBOL standard, COBOL 85, and both mainframe and microcomputer (microsoft) COBOL. The text focuses on good program design, not just the syntax of the language, and provides an early introduction to structured programming by means of pseudocode, hierarchy charts, and structure charts. A superior treatment of control breaks is offered along with date division, validating data, and the debugging of programs. There is new material on the design of files and the printing of well-designed reports. The tradition of learning aids is continued with chapter outlines, objectives, study/review questions, examples, programming exercises, glossary, and extensive appendixes.
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Beginning COBOL for Programmers

Author: Michael Coughlan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430262540

Category: Computers

Page: 588

View: 5740

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.
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Electronic Enterprise

Strategy and Architecture

Author: Andrzej Targowski

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781931777773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 6931

Electronic enterprise is the road map to well-planned evolution of enterprise complexity with business and system strategies integration through standardized architectures of IT components. This work provides a vision for IT leaders with practical solutions for IT implementation.
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Connected Code

Why Children Need to Learn Programming

Author: Yasmin B. Kafai,Quinn Burke

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027755

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 1626

Why every child needs to learn to code: the shift from "computational thinking" to computational participation.
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Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between

Author: Nadir K. Amra,Hernando Bedoya,Tony Cairns,Dan Cruikshank,Rich Diedrich,John Eberhard,Mark Evans,Antonio Florez,Susan Gantner,Jesse Gorzinski,Isaac Ramírez Herrera,Brian May,Michel Mouchon,Jon Paris,Mike Pavlak,Trevor Perry,Pascal Polverini,Jim Ritchhart,Tim Rowe,Jon Rush,Paul Tuohy,Jeroen Van Lommel,Carol Woodbury,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 073843986X

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 5422

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is focused on melding industry preferred practices with the unique needs of the IBM i community and providing a holistic view of modernization. This book covers key trends for application structure, user interface, data access, and the database. Modernization is a broad term when applied to applications. It is more than a single event. It is a sequence of actions. But even more, it is a process of rethinking how to approach the creation and maintenance of applications. There are tangible deliveries when it comes to modernization, the most notable being a modern user interface (UI), such as a web browser or being able to access applications from a mobile device. The UI, however, is only the beginning. There are many more aspects to modernization. Using modern tools and methodologies can significantly improve productivity and reduce long-term cost while positioning applications for the next decade. It is time to put the past away. Tools and methodologies have undergone significant transformation, improving functionality, usability, and productivity. This is true of the plethora of IBM tools and the wealth of tools available from many Independent Solution Providers (ISVs). This publication is the result of work that was done by IBM, industry experts, and by representatives from many of the ISV Tool Providers. Some of their tools are referenced in the book. In addition to reviewing technologies based on context, there is an explanation of why modernization is important and a description of the business benefits of investing in modernization. This critical information is key for line-of-business executives who want to understand the benefits of a modernization project. This book is appropriate for CIOs, architects, developers, and business leaders. Related information Making the Case for Modernization, IBM Systems Magazine
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