Beginning COBOL for Programmers

Beginning COBOL for Programmers
  • Title Beginning COBOL for Programmers
  • Author(s) Michael Coughlan 
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (March 20, 2014)
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 612 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1430262532
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1430262534

Book Description – Beginning COBOL for Programmers pdf

Beginning COBOL for Programmers – This is a comprehensive, sophisticated tutorial and modular skills reference on the COBOL programming language for the established programmer. This book is for you if you are a developer who wants or needs to add COBOL to your repertoire. Perhaps you recognize the opportunities presented by the current COBOL skills crisis or are working in a mission-critical enterprise that retains legacy COBOL applications. Whatever your situation, COBOL Beginners for Programmers meets your requirements to get into COBOL as an established programmer.

This book contains comprehensive coverage of ANS 85 COBOL features and techniques, including control structures, position names, sequential and direct access files, data redefinition, string handling, decimal arithmetic, subprograms, and reports writers. The last chapter covers a substantial introduction to object-oriented COBOL.

Benefiting from over a hundred example programs, you will gain a comprehensive introduction to the core and advanced features of the COBOL language and learn to apply them through extensive and varied exercises. If you’ve got some legacy COBOL inheritance, you’ll be able to understand COBOL idioms, understand structures, and recognize what’s going on in the code you’re working with.

About the Author

Michael Coughlan is a professor at the University of Limerick Ireland. His expertise is in COBOL and he has programmed in this language for years for companies like IBM.

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