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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
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Explains COBOL as it exists in the new ANSI standard. Designed for advanced programmers, it eases the transition from general programming training to the programming done in business applications using COBOL. Through hundreds of practical examples, it explores the intricacies of COBOL without spending a lot of time on basic computer concepts. With an emphasis on cross-system application and development, it describes both IBM's VS COBOL II for the mainframe environment and Microsoft's COBOL for the personal computer.
About the Author
GARY DEWARD BROWN is President of Spear H. Computing Corporation, a national computer consulting firm, and a widely respected expert on mainframe systems and COBOL programming. He is also the author of System 390 JCL, Fourth Edition, also published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
General Language Rules.
Details of the Basic COBOL Statements.
More COBOL Statements.
Details of More Basic COBOL Statements.
Structured Programming in COBOL.
Data Descriptions and Records.
Input/Output Concepts and Devices.
Indexed and Relative Files.
Special Processing for Input/Output.
Advanced Character Manipulation.
Full-Screen I/O in PC Applications.
POINTER Data and CICS.
All About Dates.
Demystifying Object-Oriented COBOL.
Inside the Computer.
COBOL in Distributed Computing.
Application Programming Interfaces.
Compile, Link, and Run Procedures.