Another one of Mike Murach's outstanding booksWhen I accepted a position with Mike Murach & Associates in February 1998, I was quite apprehensive. You see, I was very comfortable designing and coding COBOL programs using DB2, IMS, and even IDMS. I was fortunate to have a wide range of career challenges in my fourteen years of experience on IBM mainframes, including 1 ½ years as a Systems Programmer in a small shop where I held the responsibilities of DB2 and IDMS DBA. So, why the career change?In November 1997, I ordered some books from Mike Murach & Associates for some colleagues of mine (at that time I was working as a contract programmer for a large telephone company on the West Coast). My colleagues were new to MVS, TSO, VSAM, CICS, and DB2. So, I recommended most of Mikes books. I felt comfortable making the recommendations as I had invested in 18 of Mikes books to bolster my career. The only books I couldnt recommend were the DB2 books, because they were written when DB2 version 2.2 was current and the project we were supporting used DB2 version 4.1.Since Mikes office is only 1.2 miles from my house, I decided to pick the books up instead of having them shipped. While I was there, Mike invited me into his office for a chat. A few hours later, I had convinced him that his DB2 series needed to be updated, and he had convinced me that I was the right person to do it. With my working knowledge of DB2 and Mikes proven writing style, we made an excellent team. And, DB2 for the COBOL programmer, Part 1, second edition is the result.By the way, if you have any of Mikes other mainframe books, youll notice that weve changed the layout. That is, all of the text is on the left-hand side of the page and the figures for that text are on the right-hand side of the page. This eliminates the page-flipping that often occurs in technical books.Part 1 of this series is designed to give a COBOL programmer all the tools youll need to become a solid DB2 COBOL programmer. Soon, Part 2 will be revised to include DB2 version 4.1 and 5.0. Part 2 of this series is designed to take that solid DB2 COBOL programmer to the next lever a Senior DB2 COBOL programmer.
ASIN : 1890774022
Binding : Paperback
EAN : 9781890774028
Edition : 2nd Revised edition
Feature : New
ISBN : 1890774022
Label : Mike Murach & Associates Inc.
Manufacturer : Mike Murach & Associates Inc.
Number of Pages : 431
Publication Date : 1 Nov 1998
SKU : ACOMMP2_book_usedverygood_1890774022
Studio : Mike Murach & Associates Inc.