CICS for the COBOL Programmer: An Introductory Course

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Mike Murach & Associates, Incorporated, 1992 - Computers - 409 pages
Join the more than 100,000 programmers who have learned CICS from Doug Lowe's two-part CICS for the COBOL Programmer. Whether you're developing new programs or maintaining old ones, you too can use these books to quickly teach yourself all you need to know about CICS.

Part 1 zeroes in on the basics of CICS, leaving aside the features you won't use right away. You'll learn:
-- the meanings of the critical terms and concepts that apply to CICS
-- how to use basic mapping support (BMS)
-- pseudo-conversational programming...what it is and why you have to use it
-- the CICS commands you'll use in every program
-- how to use VS COBOL II features that simplify CICS programming
-- how to design a CICS program using event-driven design, a design model that takes advantage of the pseudo-conversational programming technique so you can code programs more quickly and easily
-- how to write programs that run efficiently on your system
-- how to use IBM-supplied transactions like CEMT, CECI, and CEDF to simplify testing and debugging
-- how to interpret a transaction dump for a VS COBOL II program

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An introduction to terminal networks for CICS
CICS commandlevel programming
How to create a BMS mapset

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About the author (1992)

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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