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CICS/ESA primer
James G. Janossy
Paperback / softback
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
UK Publication Date

The smart programmer's introduction to CICS gets you off to a clean, clear, quick start

If you're new to CICS programming, the last thing you need is a long–winded explanation of every nuance and detail of the system's operation. The first thing you need is the CICS/ESA Primer. It puts your hands on the keyboard quickly—even if you have no previous online experience—and provides loads of diagrams, screen shots, and code, as well as crisp, clear explanations of the basics of CICS programming. In practically no time, you'll learn everything you need to know about:

  • CICS screen design
  • Basic Mapping Support (BMS)
  • Program function keys
  • Debugging techniques
  • File updating
  • Creating a simple menu

And that's not all! This is the only introduction that includes an entire section on CICS and client/server technology, the topic that has companies clamoring for CICS–trained programmers. But whether you're working on client/server or mainframe systems, this book helps you master the fundamentals and prepare for more advanced material.

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JAMES G. JANOSSY is a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at DePaul University, Chicago. He teaches COBOL, MVS/ESA JCL, systems analysis and design, software testing, project management, relational database, CICS on IBM, and online programming on VAX and UNIX systems. Prior to joining DePaul, he worked in the industry for 17 years as programmer, project leader, and manager. Jim has written several books including Practical MVS JCL Examples, Advanced MVS JCL Examples, VS COBOL II: Highlights and Techniques, and VAX COBOL Online.

STEVE SAMUELS has been the director of the Computer Career Program of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at DePaul University, Chicago, since its inception in 1982. He teaches COBOL, MVS/ESA JCL, C, systems analysis and design, CICS and DB2 on IBM, and online programming on VAX, and UNIX systems.

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