Murach's CICS for the COBOL Programmer

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Mike Murach & Associates Incorporated, Jan 1, 2001 - Computers - 633 pages
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Section 1: Get started rightBegin with the essential CICS concepts and terms, then see how all the pieces of a CICS program work together.Section 2: Start writing your own programsHere, you'll learn how to design, code, and test a CICS program. That includes how to create the BMS mapset that defines the user interface.Section 3: Other programming essentialsTemporary storage queues, data editing routines, terminal handling techniques, error processing routines, debugging tools, and more.Section 4: A complete CICS applicationSpecifications, design, BMS mapsets, symbolic maps, and complete CICS/COBOL listings for the programs in an invoicing application. This alone pays for the book!Section 5: File and database handlingSpecial-purpose features for handling VSAM files and the skills you need for processing DB2 data in CICS programs.Section 6: Advanced features and skillsCICS control and intercommunication features; how to maintain old code; and modular program design for web-based and distributed applications.

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Menendez is a CICS programmer.

Doug E. Lowe is a senior quality consultant at Hewlett Packard's Software Engineering Systems Division, where he has developed software for computer-aided electronic design. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toledo, and has taught operating-systems architecture at the graduate level. Lowe is noted for presenting technical material in a way that is entertaining as well as informative. His "Approach 3 for Windows for Dummies" and "Approach 97 for Windows for Dummies" are among the 50 titles he has authored or co-authored. He is also a consulting editor for DOS World.

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