Join the more than 150,000 programmers who have learned CICS using our CICS books alone. Now, our two-part CICS series has been completely updated to cover the latest versions of CICS (including CICS Transaction Server). And it’s been revised into a single volume that meets today’s need for FAST-paced training and reference.A look at where CICS is headed
Learn how to design, code, and test modular programs in which CICS is used for what it does best: transaction processing on the mainframe (then, other languages like Java or Visual Basic can be used for the user interface).
If you’re new to CICS, by the end of chapter 2, you’ll see how a complete CICS program works, so you’ll understand all the pieces involved. And by the end of section 2 (just 6 chapters), you’ll be able to design, code, and test CICS programs on your own. No time-consuming courses needed!
But that’s just the beginning. Whether you’re a new or experienced programmer, the rest of the book covers features that enhance your skills and answer the questions that crop up on the job every day.
To be specific, section 3 presents additional commands and techniques you’ll use regularly on the job. Section 4 presents a complete CICS application made up of 4 interrelated programs—great time-saving models for your own work. Section 5 shows you how to process files and DB2 databases (essential skills in any CICS shop). And section 6 gives you an overview of other CICS capabilities…including Web programming…that even the most experienced programmers in your shop may not know much about.
So get this book today. See for yourself why it’s still the programmer’s choice…just as it’s been ever since the original edition was published 17 years ago.
Here are a few more highlights:
Real-world introduction to Web programming
Preview what’s involved in developing CICS applications for the Web. With each new version of CICS, IBM is providing and refining tools that enable CICS to be used for back-end transaction processing while other languages are used for the user interface in a Web browser. So you can be sure this will be part of your future as a CICS programmer.
Professional coding models
You need complete program examples to learn CICS, and that’s what you get in the this book. Not snippets of code that leave you with questions, but 12 full programs, with specs, design, BMS mapsets, and COBOL code, that teach you how to handle real-world programming demands.
Paired pages for quick knowledge
All the information is presented in "paired pages," with the essential details and examples on the right and the perspective on the left. You read less and learn faster!
The paired pages and the coding examples make this book easy to use for reference (in fact, the paired pages make so much difference that it’s definitely worth getting a copy even if you have the previous edition). Find the answers you need, right when you need them.
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Page Count (est.): 633
Pub Date: 6/1/2001