Cobol: Cobol Basics for Beginners (Paperback)

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Cobol: Cobol Basics for Beginners (Paperback)


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Have you been struggling to learn Cobol?


Are you worried that you don't have the right skill set for a particular job?

Have you been looking for a new career and trying to figure out what the best way to go about it is?

Cobol is a computer programming language used to write computer programs that are used in businesses. It is also a language used by accountants, auditors, and payroll professionals alike. This is a very easy to learn computer programming language that was initially used for business use.

Many people have become interested in learning this coding language because it is often difficult for many companies to find qualified professionals who can write Cobol code. If you are good at learning and picking up new things quickly, then this may be the right field for you to pursue.

If you are considering this line of work, it is important that you become familiar with what is currently available in the marketplace. While many companies simply want Cobol programmers to write codes that they can use, others will want a variety of specific tasks completed.

Being a Cobol programmer requires that you have very good math skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to multitask in real time. If you enjoy a challenge, then this job may be for you. The following is an informative article that will outline what it takes to be a successful Cobol programmer.

If you are looking for a new career and want something that will provide stability, then Cobol programming may be the right path for you.

Here are the highlights of what is covered in this Cobol book:

  • Cobol Language Basics
  • Command Line Interface
  • Interfacing with other languages and databases
  • Introduction to Programming Concepts
  • Data Types, Variables, and Data Structures
  • Structured Programming Basics
  • Control Blocks and Statements
  • Conditionals
  • Loops and Structured File Processing
  • Error Handling and Exceptions
  • Data Manipulation Features
  • Text IO, Dates, and Times (Time Processing)
  • Data Access Methods (Interfacing with DBMSes)
  • File I/O (Structured File Processing)
  • Cobol Programming Utilities
  • Cobol Utility Routines for DBMS Interfacing
  • Cobol Utility Routines for Layout
  • and Printing
  • Cobol Utility Routines for String-handling
  • Cobol Utility Routines for Text and Table Processing
  • Cobol Program-Generation Utilities

One of the reasons why COBOL programming is preferred over other languages is because of its versatility. COBOL can be used to program just about anything, depending on which library modules are selected for use in a particular program. There are many benefits of running Cobol. One such benefit is the ability to easily transition from one language to another. COBOL code can be translated into a Java or C++ code, for example, via a cross-compiler and a thorough understanding of both languages involved. This means that you can use your existing knowledge and expertise from one language, and then translate it into another that may be more suitable for the task at hand.

Jumpstart your career today with Cobol.

Product Details ISBN: 9781955786720
ISBN-10: 1955786720
Publisher: Ladoo Publishing LLC
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2023
Pages: 174
Language: English
Series: COBOL