Murach's CICS for the COBOL Programmer

ISBN-10: 189077409X
ISBN-13: 9781890774097
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 633
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Join the more than 150,000 programmers who have learned CICS using our CICS books alone. Now, our two-part CICS for the COBOL Programmer has been revised into a single volume that meets today's need for fast-paced training. You get all the commands and features that are current today -- plus, new chapters on creating web or component-based programs.

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.

Introduction to CICS
CICS concepts and terms
An introduction to CICS
How CICS manages multiple users
CICS services
Introduction to CICS programming
How a CICS program works
The specifications and BMS mapset for an inquiry program
The design and COBOL code for the inquiry program
The CICS commands used in the program
How to develop a CICS program
How to design, code, and test a CICS program
How to design a CICS program
The customer maintenance program
How to create an event/response chart
How to create a structure chart
How to create a BMS mapset
How to design user-friendly screens
How attributes control the look and operation of a field
How to code BMS macros
The BMS mapset and symbolic map for the customer maintenance program
How to assemble a BMS mapset
How to code a CICS program
How to control the execution of the programs within a task
How to work with mapsets
How to work with files
Other coding essentials
The customer maintenance program
How to test a CICS program
Introduction to CICS program testing
How to test a program from the top down
How to use the CICS service transactions for testing
Other CICS programming essentials
How to use temporary storage control
Temporary storage queue concepts
How to work with temporary storage queues
A maintenance program that uses a temporary storage queue
Additional CICS commands and programming techniques
Terminal handling techniques
How to handle unrecoverable errors
How to access data using the Linkage Section
How to format the date and time
How to debug a CICS abend
CICS abend codes
How to use the Execution Diagnostics Facility
A complete CICS application
A systems overview
The system design for the sample application
Program control for the sample application
Resources for the sample application
Files for the sample application
The menu program
The specifications for the menu program
The design for the menu program
The BMS mapset and symbolic map for the menu program
The COBOL code for the menu program
The maintenance program
The specifications for the maintenance program
An event/response chart for the maintenance program
The structure chart for the maintenance program
The BMS mapset and symbolic map for the maintenance program
The COBOL code for the maintenance program
The order entry program
The specifications for the order entry program
An event/response chart for the order entry program
The structure chart for the order entry program
The BMS mapset for the order entry program
The programmer-generated symbolic map for the order entry program
The COBOL code for the order entry program
The COBOL code for the GETINV subprogram
CICS for file and database processing
How to process files sequentially
How to use the browse commands
Two sample applications that do sequential processing
How to use VSAM alternate indexes
Alternate indexing concepts
An enhanced customer inquiry program
How to use other file processing features
How to use generic keys
How to use the MASSINSERT option of the WRITE command
How to use the TOKEN option of the file control commands
How to use shared data tables
How to work with DB2 databases
CICS/DB2 concepts
The DB2 version of the customer inquiry program
CICS/DB2 programming considerations
Advanced CICS features and skills
How to use other CICS control features
How to use interval control
How to use task control
How to use storage control
How to use recovery processing
How to use CICS intercommunication features
Intercommunication concepts
How transaction routing works
How function shipping works
How to use Distributed Program Link
Other intercommunication features
How to design, code, and test a modular CICS program
Program design considerations
How to design a modular CICS program
How to code and test a modular CICS program
The customer maintenance program
Introduction to CICS Web programming
CICS and the Internet
How to access CICS programs from a Web browser
What else a maintenance programmer needs to know
How to use the HANDLE AID command
How to use the HANDLE CONDITION command
How to access Linkage Section data using BLL cells
How to use the LENGTH option

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