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Cobol for Students.

By: Parkin, Andrew.
Contributor(s): Yorke, Richard.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jordan Hill : Elsevier Science, 2014Edition: 4th ed.Description: 1 online resource (353 p.).ISBN: 9780080572062.Subject(s): COBOL (Computer program language) | Problems, exercises, etc | Programming (Electronic computers)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cobol for StudentsDDC classification: 650.0285 LOC classification: QA76.73.C25.P37 1996Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover ; COBOL for Students; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents; Preface; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Acknowledgements; PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS; Chapter A. Background Concepts - A Review; Al The computer; A2 Keyboard and screen; A3 Printers; A4 Backing storage devices ; A5 The program specification; A6 The COBOL compiler; Answers - Section A; Chapter B. COBOL Essentials; Bl COBOL syntax; B2 Coding rules; B3 Name formation and punctuation; B4 Literals and figurative constants; Answers - Section B; Chapter C. The Arithmetic Verbs; Cl The PROCEDURE DIVISION - ADD and SUBTRACT
C2 MULTIPLY and DIVIDEC3 COMPUTE; C4 SIZE ERROR; Answers - Section C; Chapter D. Transfer of Control; Dl Simple conditional statements; D2 The PERFORM verb; D3 The PERFORM UNTIL; D4 Nested PERFORMs; D5 The GO TO statement; Answers - Section D; Chapter E. The DATA DIVISION; E1 Introduction; E2 The FILE SECTION; E3 Data description entries; Answers - Section E; Chapter F. Further DATA DIVISION Entries; F1 The WORKING-STORAGE SECTION; F2 The PICTURE clause - numeric pictures; F3 The PICTURE clause - edited items; F4 Practical exercise Part 1; Answers - Section F
Chapter G. File Handling and Moving Data in MemoryG1 OPEN and CLOSE; G2 READ and WRITE; G3 Writing records to a printer; G4 MOVE; G5 Practical exercise Part 2; Answers - Section G; Chapter H. Redefinition, Subscripts; HI Redefinition; H2 OCCURS and subscripts; Answers - Section H; Chapter I. More about Conditions and the PERFORM Statement; I1 Conditional expressions; I2. Simple and compound conditions; I3 Compound operators and negation; I4 The negating of compound conditions; I5 Nested IF statements; I6 Introducing the EVALUATE statement; I7 The PERFORM VARYING; Answers - Section I
J IDENTIFICATION and ENVIRONMENT DIVISIONSJ1 The IDENTIFICATION DIVISION; J2 The ENVIRONMENT DIVISION; J3 An example program specification; J4 Program debugging; Answers - Section J; PART 2: PROGRAMMING IN COBOL; K Structured Programming Constructs; Kl Good program design; K2 Structured programming; K3 The three basic control structures in COBOL; K4 Other types of selection; K5 The case construct; K6 Design for testing; Answers - Section K; L Structured Program Design; Ll Evolving the design; L2 Data structures and program structures; L3 Deriving program structures - the hierarchical approach
L4 The nested approach - Structured EnglishL5 The 'Do ... whenever'; L6 Multiple input files; Answers - Section L; M Documentation; Ml Program documentation; M2 Identification Division entries; M3 Data Division entries; M4 Procedure Division entries; Answers - Section M; N Program Testing; N1 Aim of functional testing; N2 Minimally thorough testing; N3 Other tests; N4 Self-auditing programs; Answers - Section N; O String Handling Techniques; O1 String handling; O2 Reference modification; O3 INSPECT; O4 STRING; O5 UNSTRING; Answers - Section O; P Programming Interactive Dialogues
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Summary: COBOL for Students has established itself as one of the most successful teaching texts on COBOL programming and is now in its fourth edition. The first part of the book concentrates on the fundamentals of the language and takes students to the point where they can write modestly sized programs using sequential files. Part two assumes competence in elementary COBOL and explains design and other programming techniques which should be part of the professional programmer's repertoire. Part three extends the student's knowledge of the language by explaining some of the more advanced features of COB
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Front Cover ; COBOL for Students; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents; Preface; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Acknowledgements; PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS; Chapter A. Background Concepts - A Review; Al The computer; A2 Keyboard and screen; A3 Printers; A4 Backing storage devices ; A5 The program specification; A6 The COBOL compiler; Answers - Section A; Chapter B. COBOL Essentials; Bl COBOL syntax; B2 Coding rules; B3 Name formation and punctuation; B4 Literals and figurative constants; Answers - Section B; Chapter C. The Arithmetic Verbs; Cl The PROCEDURE DIVISION - ADD and SUBTRACT

C2 MULTIPLY and DIVIDEC3 COMPUTE; C4 SIZE ERROR; Answers - Section C; Chapter D. Transfer of Control; Dl Simple conditional statements; D2 The PERFORM verb; D3 The PERFORM UNTIL; D4 Nested PERFORMs; D5 The GO TO statement; Answers - Section D; Chapter E. The DATA DIVISION; E1 Introduction; E2 The FILE SECTION; E3 Data description entries; Answers - Section E; Chapter F. Further DATA DIVISION Entries; F1 The WORKING-STORAGE SECTION; F2 The PICTURE clause - numeric pictures; F3 The PICTURE clause - edited items; F4 Practical exercise Part 1; Answers - Section F

Chapter G. File Handling and Moving Data in MemoryG1 OPEN and CLOSE; G2 READ and WRITE; G3 Writing records to a printer; G4 MOVE; G5 Practical exercise Part 2; Answers - Section G; Chapter H. Redefinition, Subscripts; HI Redefinition; H2 OCCURS and subscripts; Answers - Section H; Chapter I. More about Conditions and the PERFORM Statement; I1 Conditional expressions; I2. Simple and compound conditions; I3 Compound operators and negation; I4 The negating of compound conditions; I5 Nested IF statements; I6 Introducing the EVALUATE statement; I7 The PERFORM VARYING; Answers - Section I

J IDENTIFICATION and ENVIRONMENT DIVISIONSJ1 The IDENTIFICATION DIVISION; J2 The ENVIRONMENT DIVISION; J3 An example program specification; J4 Program debugging; Answers - Section J; PART 2: PROGRAMMING IN COBOL; K Structured Programming Constructs; Kl Good program design; K2 Structured programming; K3 The three basic control structures in COBOL; K4 Other types of selection; K5 The case construct; K6 Design for testing; Answers - Section K; L Structured Program Design; Ll Evolving the design; L2 Data structures and program structures; L3 Deriving program structures - the hierarchical approach

L4 The nested approach - Structured EnglishL5 The 'Do ... whenever'; L6 Multiple input files; Answers - Section L; M Documentation; Ml Program documentation; M2 Identification Division entries; M3 Data Division entries; M4 Procedure Division entries; Answers - Section M; N Program Testing; N1 Aim of functional testing; N2 Minimally thorough testing; N3 Other tests; N4 Self-auditing programs; Answers - Section N; O String Handling Techniques; O1 String handling; O2 Reference modification; O3 INSPECT; O4 STRING; O5 UNSTRING; Answers - Section O; P Programming Interactive Dialogues

PI General guidelines

COBOL for Students has established itself as one of the most successful teaching texts on COBOL programming and is now in its fourth edition. The first part of the book concentrates on the fundamentals of the language and takes students to the point where they can write modestly sized programs using sequential files. Part two assumes competence in elementary COBOL and explains design and other programming techniques which should be part of the professional programmer's repertoire. Part three extends the student's knowledge of the language by explaining some of the more advanced features of COB

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