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Designing and Programming CICS Applications

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ISBN-10: 1565926765

ISBN-13: 9781565926769

Edition: 2000

Authors: John Horswill, CICS Development Team at IBM Hursley Staff

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CICS is an application server that delivers industrial-strength, online transaction management for critical enterprise applications. Proven in the market for over 30 years with many of the world's leading businesses, CICS enables today's customers to modernize and extend their applications to take advantage of the opportunities provided by e-business while maximizing the benefits of their existing investments. "Designing and Programming CICS Applications will benefit a diverse audience. It introduces new users of IBM's mainframe (OS/390) to CICS features. It shows experienced users how to integrate existing mainframe systems with newer technologies, including the Web, CORBA, Java, CICS…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to CICS
Introduction
The Essentials of a Business Application
Business Applications as Creators of Value
Using CICS for Business Applications
Designing Business Applications
The Heart of a Business Application
How CICS Can Help the Application Designer
Developing the Components of a Business Application
What's Next...
Introducting the Sample Application
The Business Case
The Design of the Sample Application
What's Next...
The COBOL Business Logic Component
Designing the Business Logic
Understanding What COBOL Components Need to Do
Incorporating CICS Design Guidelines
Handling Data
Designing the Individual Functions
Mapping the Functions to CICS Programs
Looking at the Business Logic Programs
Summary
Programming the COBOL Business Logic
Writing CICS Programs in COBOL
Handling Files
Saving Data: Using a Scratchpad Facility
Controlling Programs
Abending a Transaction
Queuing Facilities: Temporary Storage and Transient Data
Handling Errors
What's Next...
The CICS Java Component
Designing the CICS Java Component
Background to Java and CORBA in a CICS Environment
Understanding What This Component Needs to Do
Describing a Customer Account Object with IDL
Design of the CICS Java Component
Implementing CICS Java Components
What's Next...
Programming the CICS Java Component
Tools
Setting Up Your Development Environment
Creating and Compiling the IDL Definition
Writing the Server Implementation Class
Exporting and Binding the Server Application to the CICS Region
Creating the CORBA Client
What's Next...
The Web Component
Designing the Web Component
Understanding What the Component Needs To Do
Designing the Web Interface
Designing the Web Server Components
Designing the CORBA Client Implementation
What's Next...
Programming the Web Component
Tools
Building the Web Site
Programming the Web Server Components
What's Next...
The 3270 Interface
Designing the Presentation Logic
Understanding What the Presentation Logic Component Needs to Do
Interface Design Principles
Incorporating CICS Design Guidelines
Designing the Functions
Programming the 3270 Presentation Logic Component
Defining Screens with Basic Mapping Support (BMS)
Symbolic Description Maps
Sending a Map to a Terminal
Local Printing (NACT03): Requests for Printing
What's Next...
The Visual Basic Component
Designing the Visual Basic Component
Understanding What the Component Needs to Do
Designing the Graphical User Interface
Designing the Print Function
Designing the Online Help
Designing the Data Validation
Designing Access to and Control of the CICS Application
Designing Error Handling
Programming the Visual Basic Program
Writing the Graphical User Interface
Implementing the Print Function
Implementing the Online Help
Implementing the Data Validation Code
Accessing Applications on the CICS Server
Communicating with CICS
What's Next...
CICS and MQSeries
Designing an Application to Use the MQSeries-CICS Bridge
Background to MQSeries
The MQSeries-CICS Bridge
Designing the Graphical User Interface
Designing the Java Application
Configuring MQSeries
Running CICS DPL Programs
Why Design It This Way?
What's Next...
Programming the MQSeries-CICS Bridge
Building the Java GUI
Coding the Java Application
Setting Up MQSeries and CICS
Debugging
Debugging in CICS
CICS-Supplied Transactions
EDF: Execution Diagnostic Facility
Summary
Appendices
Configuring Your CICS for OS/390 Environment
List of CD-ROM Files
Glossary
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index