Please See ISBN 0471722618 for 11th Edition.
A hardy perennial!
Despite years of dire predictions, COBOL is still thriving. In fact, it's practically a perennial. New version of COBOL for PCs now enable you to use COBOL to develop interesting graphical user interfaces, create Web pages, and even incorporate components from other languages such as Visual Basic.
Now with COBOL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, 10/E, you can take advantage of these exciting new developments and learn how to become a master COBOL programmer.
* Includes new integrated coverage of interactive programming.
* Shows how to design programs that area easy to read, debug, modify, and maintain.
* Covers information processing and systems concepts that will help you interact with users and systems analysts when designing programs.
* Introduces you to programming tools such as pseudocode and hierarchy charts that make program logic more structured, modular, and top-down.
* Presents useful techniques for maintaining and modifying older "legacy" programs.
* Includes a student CD containing all data for all programming assignments as well as the full Practice Program from each chapter.
Table of Contents:
UNIT I: THE BASICS. 1. An Introduction to Structured Program Design in COBOL. 2. The IDENTIFICATION and ENVIRONMENT DIVISIONs. 3. The DATA DIVISION. 4. Coding Complete COBOL Programs: The PROCEDURE DIVISION. UNIT II: DESIGNING STRUCTURED PROGRAMS. 5. Designing and Debugging Batch and Interactive COBOL Programs. 6. Moving Data, Printing Information, and Displaying Output Interactively. 7. Computing in COBOL: The Arithmetic Verbs and Intrinsic Functions. 8. Decision Making Using the IF and EVALUATE Statements. 9. Iteration: Beyond the Basic PERFORM. UNIT III: WRITING HIGH-LEVEL COBOL PROGRAMS. 10. Control Break Processing. 11. Data Validation. 12. Array Processing and Table Handling. UNIT IV: FILE MAINTENANCE. 13. Sequential File Processing. 14. Sorting and Merging. 15. Indexed and Relative File Processing. UNIT V: ADVANCED TOPICS. 16. Improving Program Performance Using the COPY, CALL, and Other Statements. 17. An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming. Appendix A: COBOL Character Set and Reserved Words. Appendix B: Differences Among the COBOL Standards. Appendix C: Glossary.Index.