From the Publisher
Like all our books, this one has features that you wont find in competing books. Thats why we believe that youll learn faster and better with our book than with any other. Here are five of those features.
In chapters 4 and 5, youll learn the structured programming methods that are used in the best mainframe shops. Paul Noll, a veteran programmer and manager for Pacific Telephone (now SBC Communications), and other members of our staff pioneered these methods way back in the mid-1970s; they have been making life easier for programmers ever since; and they have become an ad hoc standard in many mainframe shops.
Besides teaching standard COBOL, which can be run on any computer system, ours is the only book that shows you how to work in the IBM mainframe environment. And thats where 90% or more of all the COBOL code is running.
14 full programs and dozens of coding segments illustrate the best coding practices currently available. Whether youre a beginner or a professional, youll boost your productivity by using these as models when you code your own programs.
All of the information in this book is presented in "paired pages" with the essential details and examples on the right and the perspective on the left. This lets you learn faster by reading less
and you wont find anything like it in competing books.