Microsoft KB Archive/44762
Bibliography for COBOL Texts: Books Covering Key Subjects
PSS ID Number: Q44762 Article last modified on 09-04-1990
1.07 1.10 1.12 2.00 2.10 2.20 3.00 3.00a | 3.00 3.00a | 4.60 4.67 4.68 MS-DOS | OS/2 | CP/M-80
Summary: This article contains an annotated bibliography for COBOL texts. Each book is listed with a bibliographic entry followed by four explanatory notes: Standard: Which ANSI standard of COBOL it conforms to Covered: Important topics that are discussed in the book Not Covered: Important topics that are NOT discussed in the book Feature: One or more features of the book that may be of interest Microsoft COBOL Compiler versions 3.00 and 3.00a for MS-DOS and MS OS/2 follow both ANSI 1974 and 1985 standards. Microsoft COBOL Compiler versions 1.07, 1.10, 1.12, 2.00, 2.10, and 2.20 for MS-DOS follow the ANSI 1974 standard. Microsoft COBOL Compiler versions 4.10, 4.60, 4.65, 4.66, 4.67, and 4.68 for CP/M-80 follow the ANSI 1974 standard.
Garfunkel, Jerome. “The COBOL 85 Example Book.” New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987. Standard: ANSI 85 Covered: INDEXED and RELATIVE files Not covered: REPORT SECTION and SCREEN SECTION Feature: Despite this text’s lack of REPORT and SCREEN sections, it contains many excellent examples. At key points, the changes from ANSI 74 to ANSI 85 are clearly documented. ——————————————————————- Grauer, Robert T. “Structured Methods Through COBOL.” Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1983. Standard: ANSI 74 Covered: INDEXED files and REPORT SECTION Not covered: RELATIVE files Feature: This book contains three complete programs demonstrating the REPORT SECTION. ——————————————————————- Horn, L. Wayne and Gary M. Gleason. “Beginning Structured COBOL.” Boston: Boyd & Fraser Publishing Co., 1983. Standard: ANSI 74 Covered: INDEXED files and REPORT SECTION Not covered: RELATIVE files and SCREEN SECTION Feature: This book comes with COBOL coding forms. ——————————————————————- Klein, Gary and Malu Cabrera. “Structured COBOL: by Design.” Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1987.
Standard: ANSI 85 Covered: REPORT SECTION, INDEXED and RELATIVE briefly covered Not covered: SCREEN SECTION Feature: The emphasis of the book is on developing an organized method for program development. It uses graphs and flow charts extensively to illustrate program development and design. ——————————————————————- LeBert, Joseph J. and James B. Massoni. “Advanced Interactive COBOL for Micros.” Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1988. Standard: ANSI 85 Covered: SCREEN SECTION, INDEXED and RELATIVE files Not covered: REPORT SECTION Feature: This book contains topics that are specific to PCs, such as DOS, networking, and FILE and RECORD LOCKING. ——————————————————————- McCracken, Daniel D. and Donald G Golden. “A Simplified Guide to Structured COBOL Programming.” 2d ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1988. Standard: ANSI 85 Covered: INDEXED and RELATIVE files, REPORT SECTION Not covered: SCREEN SECTION Feature: This book can be ordered with an instructor’s manual, which comes with 5.25-inch disks. The disks contain the sample programs from the book, assignments from each chapter, and prewritten mid-term and final examinations. ——————————————————————- McCracken, Daniel D. and Donald G Golden. “Simplified Structured COBOL with MS/MF COBOL,” New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1990. Standard: ANSI 85 Covered: Microsoft COBOL Compiler 3.00 and Micro Focus COBOL The Animator debugger Not covered: Not applicable Feature: Specifically covers how to program in Microsoft COBOL Compiler Versions 3.00 and 3.00a ——————————————————————- Seidel, Ken. “Microsoft COBOL.” Beaverton, OR: Dilithium Press, 1983. Standard: ANSI 74 Covered: Practical guide to COBOL-80 under CP/M-80 Not covered: MS-DOS (although MS-DOS is occasionally referenced) and ANSI 85 COBOL are not covered. Feature: CP/M-80 COBOL reference guide ——————————————————————- Welburn, Tyler. “Structured COBOL: Fundamentals and Style.” 2 vols. Palo Alto: Mayfield Publishing Co., 1981. Standard: ANSI 74 Covered: INDEXED and RELATIVE files Not covered: SCREEN and REPORT SECTION Feature: Even though the SCREEN and REPORT SECTIONs are not covered, the book discusses in detail other methods of SCREEN and REPORT design.
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