COBOL Programmer's Notebook

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1998 - Computers - 347 pages
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COBOL is making a comeback! There's a shortage of COBOL programmers to maintain millions of business-critical COBOL applications -- and to fix critical Y2K bugs. This easy-to-use tutorial/reference is perfect for programmers who want to refresh their COBOL skills -- or learn new ones. COBOL Programmer's Notebook's unique dual-page format places code examples on the right, with annotations and explanations on the left -perfect for programmers who say "Show me the code and help me figure out the rest". Best-selling author Jim Keogh walks through every important element of COBOL programming, including working with the editor, compiler and linker; variables, constants, operators and expressions; arrays; program control; data structures; data input; I/O; indexed files, printed output and functions. There's a full chapter dedicated specifically to identifying and fixing Y2K problems.

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About the author (1998)

Jim Keoghhas written more than 30 books about computers, including Solving the Year 2000 Problem and Unix Programming for Dummies. He spent over a decade developing mission-critical systems for major Wall Street firms, and is now professor of Computer Science at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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