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Cobol from Micro to Mainframe: Preparing for the New Millennium Paperback – 22 Dec 1999

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The third edition of COBOL: from Micro to Mainframe/Fujitsu Version provides a text that covers all basic COBOL elements. It comes with version 4.0 of the Fujitsu compiler, editor, and project manager. The examples and supporting text have been thoroughly updated to emphasize the use of the Fujitsu compiler, which embodies the proposed features of the COBOL 2000 standard. The software also incorporates a project manager that allows more than one program to be built and linked together at a time.

The text includes additional chapters on the Year 2000 problem, structured programming and design, debugging, subprograms, table processing, sorting, screen I/O, sequential file maintenance, indexed files, and object-oriented COBOL. Programming tips are provided throughout that go beyond the syntactical rules of COBOL in order to make programs easier to maintain and more efficient to run. The Fujitsu version teaches programming as it is practiced in the real world with sample projects that reflect Year 2000 considerations.

  • NEW-Includes the new Fujitsu 4.0 software that includes the COBOL compiler, editor, and project manager
  • NEW-Describes fully the use of the Fujitsu software in a new appendix
  • NEW-Updates all listings in the text, especially those on screen processing, to reflect features in the new Fujitsu software
  • NEW-Shows how Visual Basic can be used to create Windows interfaces for COBOL programs
  • REVISED-Details students projects to reflect Year 2000 considerations

The sample data files of the programs listed in the book are available from

About the Author

DR. ROBERT T. GRAUER is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the University of Miami, where he was honored with the Outstanding Teacher Award in the School of Business. A prolific author, known for his unparalleled pedagogy, reader-friendly writing style, and Exploring Windows series, Dr. Grauer has written 30 books on programming and information systems, and has more than a million books in print. Dr. Grauer is available at

CAROL VAZQUEZ VILLAR, an instructor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the University of Miami for eight years, currently works for Andersen Consulting. She developed and trained high-performance teams on team building and communications. She is currently planning and developing leadership training seminars.

DR. ARTHUR R. BUSS is Associate Professor of Computer Studies at William Jewell College, where he teaches Information Technology courses. Prior to his teaching position with Jewell, he worked at Kmart Corporation and McDonnell Douglas as a programmer, systems analyst, and project leader. He is currently conducting studies in the Year 2000 problem and in object-oriented COBOL.

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