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  • Cobol for the 21st Century (496)

    COBOL . . . Still standing tall.

    Just like the evergreen, the COBOL programming language has remained vibrant and full of life year after year. Today, COBOL is running a large number of the world's business data applications, and it's likely to remain a viable language in the years ahead.

    Now in its 11th Edition, Nancy Stern, Robert Stern, and James Ley's COBOL for the 21st Century continues to show how to design COBOL programs that are easy to read, debug, modify, and maintain. You'll 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.

  • Murach's Mainframe COBOL (580)

    This is the latest edition of the classic COBOL book that has set the standard for structured design and coding since the mid-1970s. So if you want to learn how to write COBOL programs the way they're written in the best enterprise COBOL shops, this is the book for you. And when you're done learning from this book, it becomes the best reference you'll ever find for use on the job.

    This book also shows you: how to use the ISPF editor for entering programs; how to use TSO/E and JCL to compile and test programs; how to use the AMS utility to work with VSAM files; how to use CICS for developing interactive COBOL programs; how to use DB2 for developing COBOL programs that handle database data; how to maintain legacy programs. If you want to learn COBOL for other platforms, this book will get you off to a good start because COBOL is a standard language.

    In fact, all of the COBOL that's presented in this book will also run on any other platform that has a COBOL compiler. Remember, though, that billions of lines of mainframe COBOL are currently in use, and those programs will keep programmers busy for many years to come.

  • Murach's Structured COBOL (460)

    This book does something no other COBOL book does -- it teaches how to develop COBOL programs using a PC-based compiler (ideal for individuals) as well as on a mainframe (the environment where 80 per cent of all COBOL programming is done). This realistic slant and the emphasis on the structured programming methods that professionals use, make this book the ideal choice for anyone who wants to learn COBOL.

    As a freelance writer many years ago, Mike decided that he had to develop his own writing methods because the ones that others were using clearly didn't work. Since then, Mike and his staff have continued to refine those methods, so today every Murach book becomes the best one on its subject.

  • The Healthy Programmer (442)

    The Healthy Programmer: Get Fit, Feel Better, and Keep Coding (Pragmatic Programmers).

    Joe Kutner has been a programmer for over a decade and he's spent many of those years researching the health issues that relate to his sedentary job. He's also a former college athlete and Army Reserve physical fitness trainer. Through his research and personal experience, he's learned that small changes can make big differences in peoples' health.

  • The Passionate Programmer (560)

    The Passionate Programmer: creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development (Pragmatic Life).

    Chad Fowler is an internationally known software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and musician. Over the past decade he has worked with some of the world's largest companies and most admired software developers.