Join the more than 100,000 programmers who have learned CICS using this practical book alone. Whether you're developing new programs or maintaining old ones, you'll learn all the basics that apply to any CICS program:
The meanings of the critical terms and concepts that apply to CICS
how to use basic mapping support (BMS)
Pseudo-conversational programming...what it is and why you have to use it
The CICS commands you'll use in every program
how to use VS COBOL II features that simplify CICS programming
How to design a CICS program using event-driven design, a design model that takes advantage of the pseudo-conversational programming technique so you can code programs more quickly and easily
How to write programs that run efficiently on your system
how to use IBM-supplied transactions like CEMT, CECI, and CEDF to simplify testing and debugging
How to interpret a transaction dump for a VS COBOL II program
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