Download e-book for kindle: Beginning COBOL for Programmers by Michael Coughlan

By Michael Coughlan

ISBN-10: 1430262532

ISBN-13: 9781430262534

Starting COBOL for Programmers is a finished, refined educational and modular talents reference at the COBOL programming language for confirmed programmers. This publication is for you while you are a developer who would prefer to—or must—add COBOL in your repertoire. might be you know the possibilities offered through the present COBOL talents drawback, or are operating in a challenge serious company which keeps legacy COBOL functions. no matter what your scenario, starting COBOL for Programmers meets your wishes as a longtime programmer relocating to COBOL.

Beginning COBOL for Programmers comprises entire insurance of ANS eighty five COBOL good points and methods, together with keep watch over constructions, situation names, sequential and direct entry documents, info redefinition, string dealing with, decimal mathematics, subprograms, and the file author. the ultimate bankruptcy encompasses a vast creation to object-oriented COBOL.

Benefiting from over 100 instance courses, you’ll obtain an intensive creation to the center and complicated beneficial properties of the COBOL language and should discover ways to follow those via entire and sundry workouts. If you've inherited a few legacy COBOL, you’ll have the capacity to clutch the COBOL idioms, comprehend the constructs, and realize what's occurring within the code you’re operating with.

Today’s firm program builders will locate that COBOL talents open new—or old—doors, and this huge COBOL reference is the e-book that will help you collect and enhance your COBOL skills.

What you’ll learn

The fundamentals of COBOL and its regulate structures
How to claim and manage info, together with tabular data
How to deal with sequential, listed, and relative files
How to variety info and use enter and Output procedures
How to go looking tabular data
How to exploit contained and exterior subprograms to create modular programs
How to take advantage of the COBOL document Writer
How to put in writing ISO 2002 object-oriented COBOL programs

Who this e-book is for

This booklet is for confirmed programmers searching for a COBOL educational and modular abilities reference in a single convenient publication. no matter if you've inherited a few legacy COBOL and want to keep up it, otherwise you have a clean COBOL venture in entrance of you, the academic and abilities reference might help you achieve COBOL.

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Economic growth was also supported by greater political stability and the improved agricultural performance resulting from favourable weather conditions. The continued growth in domestic demand is also credited to increased levels of external resource inflows via aid and debt relief, with the latter contributing to lower fiscal deficits. The general level of inflation went down from over 10 per cent to about 8 per cent. Real GDP growth in 2004 was widespread in both sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa.

However, there will not be the same amount of investment in natural resources and of new production capacities coming on stream in 2005 as in 2004. High prices for their exports will continue to provide a considerable level of revenues for both the private and the public sector, maintaining a healthy domestic demand. Central American countries will keep a moderate growth pace in 2005, with some export price increases, higher public investment linked to debt-relief programmes and private consumption sustained by workers' remittances.

The expansion of transport services was naturally stimulated by the strong recovery in trade volume. 8 per cent expansion in 2003), mainly as a result of increased shipments of primary commodities directed to China and other countries in East Asia (UNCTAD, 2005a). 1 in chapter IV). By the end of 2004 the level of freight rates in the main containerized routes - trans-Pacific, transAtlantic and Asia-Europe - were mostly above the levels that prevailed at the end of 2003. Travel services recovered markedly from the 2001 downturn.

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