Providing Technology Training and Mentoring For Modern Technology Adoption
The course starts with an overview COBOL for z/OS and many of the differences from previous version of COBOL including the callable functions. An overview of the Language Environment / 370 (LE/370) is presented along with how some of its features can benefit the COBOL for z/OS programmer.Extensive workshop sessions utilize many of the COBOL for z/OS features that are different from previous COBOL environments. The LE/370 features are also used in workshop sessions.
Student skills are refined for the areas of sequential file processing, program looping, conditional program statements, and table processing. Both external design documentation and internal program documentation are stressed as the key to building more maintainable, more understandable, and more reliable programs. The causes of program dumps are discussed along with solutions to the most common causes of program dumps. A program dump is reviewed in detail.
As a result of the class, the student will be able to:
The course is for students who have used COBOL for z/OS and LE/370 and need to refine their skills and explore more of the features of COBOL for z/OS and LE/370.
A. Sequential file processingB. Program loopingC. Conditional programD. Table processing
Days 1-3 - LE Functions
Days 4-6 - COBOL functions
Days 7-9 - COBOL standard features revisited
Day 10 - Dump Analysis