Structured COBOL Programming, Getting Started with Fujitsu COBOL

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 6, 2000 - Computers - 118 pages
* Teaches students to design programs so that they are easy to read, debug, modify, and maintain. * Provides students with the ability to write well designed elementary, intermediate, and advanced structured COBOL programs in their entirety. * Familiarizes students with information processing and systems concepts that will help them interact with users and systems analysts when designing programs. * Familiarize students with programming tools such as pseudocode and hierarchy charts that make program logic more structured, modular, and top-down. * Teaches students useful techniques for maintaining and modifying older "legacy" programs. * Student disk containing all data for all programming assignments as well as the full Practice Program from each chapter. * A fully integrated explanation of the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem and its remedies. * Pedagogy--Debugging tips and critical thinking questions in each chapter. Each chapter also includes Internet assignments to familiarize students with sites that can be used to enhance their COBOL skills.

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Robert Stern is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

Dr. Nancy Stern received a B.A. in mathematics from Barnard College and an M.S. in mathematics and computer science from New York University. She earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in the history of science and technology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her Ph.D. thesis on the development of Eckert-Mauchly computers has been published by the Digital Equipment Corporation. Her research on the history of electronic digital computers has been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Stern has co-authored numerous textbooks in the computing field, including Computing in the Information Age, Structured COBOL Programming, Assembler Language Programming, Structured Flowcharting, System Analysis, Structured RPG III Programming, Turbo Basic, Microsoft Basic and The Impact of Computers on Society. She has also written many articles for ACM Computing Surveys, Datamation, Computerworld, the Annals of the History of Computing, The IEEE Spectrum, Technology and Culture and The Social Studies of Science, as well as a book on the history of computing called From ENIAC to UNIVAC. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese.

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