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Murach's CICS Desk Reference (Programmer's Reference)by Raul Menendez
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This freshly updated edition of our time-saving classic has the information you need to have at your fingertips as you develop CICS programs. That not only includes CICS information, but also the related information on VSAM and JCL. Beyond that, it includes both programming guidelines and model programs for COBOL/CICS programmers, so it can be used as the basis for a set of shop standards that are likely to improve both program quality and programmer productivity.
When Doug Lowe wrote this book, he tried to assemble the information that you need every day as you develop CICS programs. That way, you would only need the IBM documentation for those cases that go far beyond the ordinary. Then, Raul Menendez kept that perspective as he added new material to this reference and dropped information that is no longer needed. So now, you'll find familiar material on BMS macro instructions and CICS commands. But you'll also find new materials like 30 more CICS commands, how to create HTML documents from BMS mapsets, and guidelines for designing and writing CICS programs so the user interface can easily be changed without changing the business logic.
Book News Annotation:
This source book compiles information for CICS/COBOL programmers. Section I offers practical guidelines for designing, coding, testing, and debugging CICS/COBOL programs, with two versions of a model maintenance program presented to illustrate traditional and modern design and coding methods. Section II is a CICS command reference, containing syntax and option descriptions for 121 CICS commands commonly used by application programmers. For each command there are descriptions of any exceptional conditions the command may raise, coding examples, and advice on using the command. Section III gives syntax and parameter descriptions for the standard BMS macros, along with examples and guidelines for creating user-friendly screens. Section IV presents AMS commands needed for working with VSAM files.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This new edition of Murach's classic "CICS Programmer's Desk Reference" is updated throughout to present both the latest versions of CICS and the latest CICS programming practices. An easy-to-use CICS command reference makes up the bulk of the book, but there is also new or expanded material on CICS program design.
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