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Murach's OS/390 and Z/OS JCL (Murach: Training & Reference)by Raul Menendez
Synopses & Reviews
Join the more than 200,000 programmers and operators who have learned JCL from previous editions of this book. This new, updated edition takes the same practical approach to JCL that zeroes in on everyday jobs so you learn to code significant job streams right away. It's filled with syntax and examples so you have plenty of models for coding your own JCL. And after you've used this book for training, our unique "paired pages" format makes it the best reference JCL manual you can find.
But this is much more than a JCL book. It presents AMS, the VSAM utility that you need for creating and managing VSAM files. It presents the most useful OS/390 utilities. It presents UNIX System Services that let you access and process files designed for UNIX systems. It introduces you to procedure building tools like CLIST and REXX. And throughout the book, you'll not only learn how to use these operating system facilities but also what's going on behind the scenes. So when you're done, you'll have an enriched understanding of what you're doing.
Book News Annotation:
Demystifying JCL, this book illustrates both major points and subtle aspects with concrete coding examples. It outlines the relationship between JCL and the IBM mainframe, provides instruction for coding JCL, introduces special features, details the management of VSAM files, and describes the use of system tools. Menendez is a programmer/ systems analyst with some 12 years of experince working on IBM mainframes; Lowe is a technical author whose earlier book on MVS JCL is the forerunner of this one.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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, as well as advanced JCL skills to get the most from an operating system.
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