From the Publisher
Please note: Murachs Structured COBOL, ISBN: 1890774057 has been replaced by Murachs Mainframe COBOL, ISBN: 1890774243. When Micro Focus dropped Personal COBOL, a PC compiler, we published Murachs Mainframe COBOL, ISBN: 1890774243, in which all examples of PC COBOL have been dropped...a much cleaner presentation. And to make the new book even better for mainframe training, we added two chapters to the IBM Environment section.
Were happy to return to straight mainframe COBOL because 95% of COBOL runs on mainframes and thats where the customer base for training books is. In the business world, mainframe systems are still "alive" and run billions of line of code that must be maintained etc. So Murachs Mainframe COBOL, freshens our mainframe line and ties in with our best-selling, classic books on OS/390 and z/OS JCL (1890774146), CICS (189077409X), and DB2 (1890774022).
From the Author
When we decided to update our Structured ANS COBOL books, we re-thought our approach from scratch. We wanted our new edition to be a terrific tool for beginners, but we also wanted it to be an indispensable reference for programmers on the job.
The result is Murachs Structured COBOL, and there isnt another COBOL book that even comes close to matching the value it delivers. If youre new to COBOL, youll know more at the end of the first 5 chapters than you will from reading other COBOL books cover to cover. If youre already working in a COBOL shop, youll rely on this book every day for information on coding details, statements you dont know about, better ways of programming, and the realities of working in an IBM mainframe shop.
Whats more, all the information is presented in such a concise, time-saving way, you can find out what you want to know, when you want to know it, no matter how rushed you are. Try it yourself
youll find its an essential addition to your COBOL library.