Programming in COBOL

Programming in COBOL

Library of Computer Education

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: G. T. Lancaster
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137810

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Programming in COBOL is a simple yet concise how-to book that teaches the programming language in a short yet effective step-by-step manner, which can be easily understood by anyone with sufficient knowledge in information technology. Covering first the advantages of COBOL over other programming languages, the book discusses COBOL's divisions - identification, environment, procedure, and data, and then describes the testing of the COBOL source programs and program questions. The book is valuable for those who wish to learn basic COBOL language, but do not have the time to take manufacturers' or technical college courses. Intended readers include experienced computer programmers familiar with other programming languages but not with COBOL, as well as students taking a course in computer science. The book is also helpful as it includes self-assessment questions for readers to ensure they understood the principles covered.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction


    Chapter 1 Why COBOL?

    Chapter 2 COBOL Language and Structure

    Chapter 3 Identification and Environment Divisions

    Chapter 4 Procedure Division—Arithmetic Verbs

    Chapter 5 Procedure Division—Move; Go to; Conditional Verbs

    Chapter 6 Procedure Division—Open; Close; Read; Write; Accept; Display Verbs

    Chapter 7 Procedure Division-Other Verbs

    Chapter 8 Data Division I

    Chapter 9 Data Division II

    Chapter 10 Testing COBOL Source Programs

    Chapter 11 Program Questions

    Appendix Reserved Words


Product details

  • No. of pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137810

About the Author

G. T. Lancaster

About the Editor

Anthony Chandor

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