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Mastering The AS/400: A Practical Hands-On Guide, Third Edition

Fully updated for V4R4 of OS/400, this newest edition of Mastering the AS/400 moves you directly into programming languages, database management, and system operations courses. The book emphasizes comprehensive understanding and skills in the areas of system/user interface, member-object-library relationship, use of CL commands, basic database concepts, and program development utilities.

Paperback: 553 pages

Publisher: 29th Street Press; 3 edition (January 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1583040706

ISBN-13: 978-1583040706

Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.4 x 1.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Each chapter covers a new topic while building upon previous material. Lab exercises that really drive home the material are at the end of each chapter. Very hands-on learning. Topics include query, DDS file creation, programming calling, display files, CL programming, basic operation with commands, command prompting, the all important library list, and much more.After taking a intro AS/400 class with this book I was well on the way to being an advanced user. I even knew more then some longtime operators.I've seen and bought other AS/400 books, but I still keep coming back to this one, and have never seen a better intro book.

As an Oracle DBa, I found that this book got me going very quick on AS/400 and DB2. Cover lots of things (e.g. systems behavior, AS/400 commands) in just enough details. It's just a bummer that the book has only 12 chapters. I want more. Had the author added some more chapters, it could be used by both beginners and advanced users.

It's definitely a good book on AS/400. It contains exercises in the book that helps learning further and it has the answers to the exercises as well. I recommend it. I'm new to AS/400 and I find it to be very helpful.

As a student, I found this book very helpfull. Although this is a dry subject, this book allows the student to learn with a hands on approach (hence the title). I recommend this to anyone interested in this field.

This was purchased mostly to get more familiar with the AS400 and I learned a lot! This book has a lot of good info for the 'Work with Query' and DFU features. The screens really haven't changed a whole lot from the as400 to the iseries which makes it easy to translate into any iSeries questions I had.

I teach from this book and I find it easy to read but the problem lies in what version of the as400 that you have installed

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