Programming in COBOL - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080163840, 9781483137810

Programming in COBOL

1st Edition

Library of Computer Education

Authors: G. T. Lancaster
Editors: Anthony Chandor
eBook ISBN: 9781483137810
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 152
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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 Acknowledgment 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 Index


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G. T. Lancaster

About the Editor

Anthony Chandor

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