Paperback: 395 pages
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates; 2nd edition (October 1, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Buy this book!!! Some computer books are written by computer geeks who know their technical stuff cold. They can't teach worth a darn, but they are deep technical wizards highly versed in techno-babble. The people who wrote the Murach series are NOT (let me repeat, the Murach folks are NOT) such people. It was the most amazing experience to have read this book, and to have the feeling that either Curtis Garvin or Anne Prince were looking directly over one's shoulder anticipating the various questions that inevitably arose. This book is incredibly well structured. It is written clearly, concisely, and with relevant in-depth examples. The authors take pains to ensure that they present their programming examples without (WITHOUT!!!) falling into the trap of disjointed techno-babble so common to such books. Again, you get more than your money's worth with this book. Buy it, and recommend it to anyone else who wants to learn or refresh their DB2/COBOL skills.
This readable volume covers DB2 data sharing, stored procedures, DB2/CICS interface, DB2 database objects, and the SQL EXPLAIN. Model programs and JCL can be downloaded from the web. I look forward to an instructor's guide (hint to Murach) as they have for other publications.
I started a new job and needed to learn DB2 in a hurry. I bought part 1 and part 2. I was coding in no time. But the best part is they make excellent reference books because they are laid out so well. These books are well worth the investment.
Buy this book!!! Some computer books are written by computer geeks who knowtheir technical stuff cold. They can't teach worth a darn, but they aredeep technical wizards who are highly versed in techno-babble. The worstpart of it usually is, they aren't even aware when they are babbling theirtechno-nonsense!!! The people who wrote the Murach series are NOT (let merepeat, the Murach folks are NOT) such people. It was the most amazingexperience to have read this book, and to have had the feeling that eitherCurtis Garvin or Anne Prince were looking directly over my shoulderanticipating the various questions that inevitably arose. This book isincredibly well structured. It is written clearly, concisely, and withrelevant in-depth examples. The authors take pains to ensure that theypresent their programming examples without (WITHOUT!!!) falling into thetrap of disjointed techno-babble so common to such books. Again, you getmore than your money's worth with this book. Buy it, and recommend it toanyone else who wants to learn, refresh, or EXTEND their DB2/COBOL skills.
-excelent part about DB2 working in sysples, locking mechanism-excelent part about stored procedures-good introduction to database administration
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