Absolutely the best COBOL book, November 19, 1998
Reviewer: Linda Barker(firstname.lastname@example.org) "barkerpacific" (California)
This is absolutely the best COBOL book out today. It uses the new, modern techniques for program design. There are numerous examples, clearly illustrating the various COBOL instructions. The examples approach real-world standards - more so than other COBOL books I've used. It is a book that explains clearly for beginners, but has so much information that experienced programmers use it also.
Best book to teach from that I have ever used, October 15, 1998
Reviewer: A reader
I have been using an edition of this book for years; first as a computer science student in 1983 and as an instructor at a community college (Foothill Community College in Los Altos, Ca) for 7 years. This edition is the same fine quality as the first. The examples are easily understood as well as the user-friendly terminology. Students are quick to understand and respond to the techniques and illustrations as they create their own programs. My students have been using hard-to-find, old editions. Having a new, high-quality edition is extremely welcome by students and instructor.