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COBOL for the 21st Century

COBOL for the 21st Century
  • Title COBOL for the 21st Century
  • Author(s) Nancy B. Stern, Robert A. Stern, James P. Ley
  • Publisher: Wiley; 11th edition (August 5, 2005)
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 832 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780471722618
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0471722618

Book Description – COBOL for the 21st Century

COBOL is driving the world’s largest number of business data applications and is likely to remain a viable language for years to come. Now in its 11th edition, COBOL for the 21st Century by Nancy Stern, Robert Stern, and James Lay continues to show how to design COBOL programs that are easy to read, debug, modify, and maintain. You will learn to write interactive programs as well as batch programs with sophisticated file processing techniques and become familiar with valuable information processing and systems concepts.

  • Updated to reflect COBOL 2008, where appropriate. A chapter on the Report Writer module.
  • More end-chapter questions.
  • Each chapter builds on an ongoing case study of what you have learned.
  • Integrated coverage of interactive programming.
  • Covers information processing and systems concepts that will help you interact with users and systems analysts while designing programs.
  • Introduces programming tools such as pseudocode and hierarchy charts that make program logic more structured, modular, and top-down.
  • Introduces useful techniques for maintaining and modifying older “legacy” programs.
  • Effective learning tools, including chapter outlines and objectives, debugging tips and exercises, critical thinking questions, and programming assignments.
  • Links to COBOL Internet resources.
  • Collaborative website (www.wiley.com/college/stern), which includes a syntax reference guide, data sets for all programming assignments, and all programs illustrated in the book.

About the Author

Dr. Nancy Stern holds a B.A. Received. in Mathematics from Barnard College and an M.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University. He has MA and Ph.D. in History of Science and Technology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His Ph.D. The thesis on the development of the Eckert-Mauchly computer has been published by Digital Equipment Corporation. His research on the history of electronic digital computers is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Dr. Stern has co-authored several textbooks in the computing field, including Computing in the Information Age, Structured COBOL Programming, Assembler Language Programming, Structured Flowcharting, Systems Analysis, Structured RPG III Programming, Turbo BASIC, Microsoft BASIC, and The Impact of Computers. Is. on society. He has written several articles for the ACM Computing Survey, 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 ENIAC Is. to Univac. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese.

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