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2 Brainy tips  saving memory in COBOL

These tips save a lot memory in COBOL Programming.

5 Essential features of COBOL REDEFINES phrase

In COBOL REDEFINES is one of the frequently being used phrase. It has many advantages if you use it pproperly. REDEFINES is possible at two levels: At group level  (01 level) At field level The REDEFINES clause allows you to define the same data fie...

COBOL- Alternative Key vs Alternative Index

The concept of Index, Primary key and Alternative key and Alternative index creates many questions, much confusion in the mind of COBOL programmers. There are many simple and powerful solutions for Alternative Key and Alternative index files. Alterna...

Top Data virtualization Techniques for BI projects (1 of 5)

The term data virtualization is based on the word virtualization. Virtualization is not a new concept in the IT industry. Probably the first application of virtualization was in the 1960s when IBM used this concept to split mainframes into separate v...

Mainframe : Advanced CICS for Senior Software Developers(1 of 5)

Many CICS-Mainframe programmers do not know exact difference between ATI and START. Understanding these concepts is little tricky. That is why I am posting these concepts for Senior software developers. Since CICS has multitasking capability, let us...

COBOL MOVE, Alphanumeric Move, Numeric Move, Decimal Move

MOVE is such a crucial COBOL reserved word. Simple syntax for MOVE is: MOVE {identifier-1 | literal-1} TO identifier-2 .. We can move smaller field to bigger field We cannot move bigger field to smaller field. If so, value will be truncated. Alp...

Project Manager Responsibilities in Software Company (2 of 2)

Roles and responsibilities: The Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Project Board . Responsibility: The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the...

Project Manager Responsibilities in Software Company (1 of 2)

Project Manager-Software Project managers run the projects. Their role differs from that of technical managers, whose primary responsibility is maintaining the integrity of the systems. How project managers learn skills These managers have taken clas...

2 More Ideas on COBOL Debugging

COBOL debugging: is a concept used in COBOL programs. Let us go into details of this concept. Many COBOL programmers have a question, if debugging tools are there, why we need to go for COBOL debugging. Yes, it is true, but it has some advantages. H...

Stratus Server Commands – Download

VOS provides compilers for PL/I, COBOL, Pascal, FORTRAN, VOS C, BASIC, and C++. Each of these programming languages can make VOS system calls (e.g. s$seq_read to read a record from a file), and has extensions to support varying-length strings in PL/I...

Stratus COBOL Material

What is Stratus COBOL? Stratus COBOL also called VOS COBOL. COBOL, a widely used high-level language, provides for the internal processing of data within the structure of the four divisions of a program. Programs written in COBOL can access three typ...


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