Synopses & Reviews
Join the more than 200,000 programmers who have learned CICS from previous editions of this book. Now, our two-part series has been revised into a single volume that meets today's need for fast-paced training. And that one book will take you from novice to expert.
Before you can write a CICS program, you need to learn several skills: how to use basic mapping support (BMS) to design the user interface; how to use pseudo-conversational programming; how to design a program with event-driven design; how to use CICS commands within a COBOL program; and how to use IBM-supplied transactions like CEMT, CECI, and CEDF to simplify testing and debugging.
So that's what you'll learn in the first two sections of this book. After that, you'll learn more rapidly as you add new skills to that base of knowledge. And by the time you complete this book, you'll have the skills of a professional CICS programmer.
Along the way, you'll learn two techniques for developing modern CICS programs. First, you'll learn how to design and code programs in which the presentation logic is separated from the business logic. That makes it feasible to create a program with a front-end in a language like Java and leave CICS on the back-end to process transactions. Second, you'll learn how to design and code CICS programs for web applications. And that, of course, is a compelling reason for separating the presentation logic from the business logic.
Covers the latest versions of CICS (including CICS Transaction Server) so that beginners can learn current coding practices from the start. Six beginning chapters show how to develop CICS programs, and later chapters present CICS commands and techniques used regularly, commands and techniques for file and database processing, and code necessary for maintaining older programs.
Join the more than 150,000 programmers who have learned CICS using CICS books alone. Now, the two-part CICS for the COBOL Programmer has been revised into a single volume that meets today's need for fast-paced training. Readers get all the commands and features that are current today--plus, new chapters on creating web or component-based programs--in just 630, information-packed pages.